Future Cars Honda's Baby NSX Could Go Porsche Cayman Hunting
Lovers of the Honda S2000 might shortly possess reasons to rejoice. Why, you request? As the Japanese car-maker is covertly taking care of an all-new, mid-engined sportscar that is tipped to be the S2000's modernday successor.
Placed involving the Pintsized Honda S660/S1000 Roadster and large-killing NSX super-car, the junior NSX fills a void for anyone desiring a more cost-effective sports-car to conflict against not only the Porsche Cayman, but perhaps even specific variants of Nissan's 370Z, Ford's Mustang, Chevy's Camaro and Audi's TT.
As disclosed by leaked patent CAD drawings initially filed in the European Patent Office and digitally re-mastered by myself; styling follows in the footsteps of its bigger hybrid supercar. Cue spectacular sweeping and angular body work, big front, aspect and back top intakes with flat blade detailing.
Frontend aesthetics have a powerful S660/S1000 similarity having a big roadkill-ingesting mouth and small LED headlights that path below the hood's leadingedge. The view in the rear is as similarly striking with total-width LED tail-lights that body the back of the vehicle, whilst a big diffuser adds visual impact.
A fascinating talking point is the black floating roof; it climbs steeply at the a pillars, dropping ever so softly towards the elevated b pillars/back haunches. From here, it intersects with twins, top-mounted ports, having a central inlet that also may place a tiny rear window or large-mount rear vision camera.
Powertrain-smart, this has been been rumored to use a hybrid system much like the NSX's. Primary combustion electricity could arrive via an increased end product variant the Civic Sort R's 2.0-litre turbo charged v tec factory; assisted by two electrical motors at the start and one at the trunk integrating a nine-speed dual clutch gear box. Complete system result is tipped to approach the 400hp mark.
Utilizing this powerful hybrid vehicle powertrain is a mild and very driver-centered chassis. Reports indicate considerable utilization of aluminium and carbon fibre strengthened plastic to maintain weight below the 1400kg/3086pound mark, and that will help everything from operation, handling and fuel-economy.
Honda's though-to-be-named sportscar will probably be created alongside its bigger NSX stablemate, using a introduction tipped for 2018.
Tell us what you think of the plan and whether it should use an Acura or Honda Badge in the remarks below.
By Josh Byrnes
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