Honda has released four photos and a YouTube video of the NSX supercar you will actually be able to buy, were it not for the fact all UK cars have been allocated already.
The Honda NSX, which is the successor to the 90s classic often referred to as Japan’s first true supercar, will be unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on January 12th.
Although the images are deliberately obscured, we can still glean a rough idea of what to expect. Thanks to Top Gear, we also know it will be a hybrid with a mid-engined, 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 and three electric motors, one for each front wheel and one for the rear wheels.
Power is expected to be around 500bhp, which coupled with a 1,400kg kerb weight and what is effectively all-wheel drive means it is unlikely to go anything but gut-wrenchingly fast.
The new Honda (Acura for your US people) NSX is expected to cost around £100,000, which is Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-Type R money. But actually it has the much more expensive Ferrari 458 Italia in its sights so only greatness will do – something its predecessor had in spades.
Honda NSX development chief engineer and global project leader Ted Klaus said: “After three years of intensive development work we are excited to reveal this next-generation supercar — the Acura NSX — to the world.”
“We’ve developed a human-centered supercar that responds to the will of the driver and that builds upon the NSX heritage,” he added.
We’ll have to wait until Santa Claus has been and gone and 2015 is here before we know anymore, as Honda will be saving the surprises for the big reveal. Stay tuned.