TTAC Photochop: Honda Supercar

Andrei Avarvarii
by Andrei Avarvarii
ttac photochop honda supercar

Honda got out of the supercar game when they discontinued the NSX in 2005. However, spyshots and gossip indicate they're about to get reenter the fray. By 2010, HoMoCo's supposed to show us another "New Sports eXperiment." Unfortunately (or not) the newcomer will no longer be mid-engined (I guess they learned that's "sacred territory"). Instead, the engineers will opt for the "GT approach," aiming their range-topper at the Lexus LF-A, Nissan GT-R, and (with some luck) European GTs. Camouflaged test vehicles show a sharp nose and dynamic side-line. The whole assembly reminds me in silhouette and proportions of the LF-A. I can say the same for the NA V10 engine. Let's just hope it doesn't turn out to be another "Not So eXotic".

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  • Thinx Thinx on Jul 11, 2008

    A large part of the "supercar" appeal is that it looks distinctive enough to convey its exclusivity. That is what make cars like the Countach or the 308 GTB, even the original NSX, go beyond just being fast and powerful, into being something desirable and evocative.

  • Cleek Cleek on Jul 12, 2008

    I like the [s] shameless ripoff [/s] nod to the Datsun 240Z. Remove the Baleen whale krill grill/clown car tires/10 square meters of ground effects and you have a reasonable facsimile of a classic 70's design.

  • Michael Ayoub Michael Ayoub on Jul 13, 2008

    As a new Acura/Honda, I love it. As the next NSX, no.

  • John Horner John Horner on Jul 13, 2008

    Why bother?