A source said that Honda didn’t let go of its plans to build a successor to the NSX and that the project wasn’t completely shelved.
This source said that instead, the NSX has adopted a different form such that the flagship two door supercar is more eco friendly and market friendly. Going back to the economic crisis period, one can recall that the V-10-powered NSX concept was axed. It is believed that the new NSX will use a modified Accord platform, and it will be powered by either a 2.4 liter 4 cyclinder unit or a 3.5 liter V6. However, other sources have said that it’s likely to feature the 3.5-liter V-6 because of a patent application spied in Japan specifing a V6 powertrain developing upwards of 400hp. It will be paired to a manual transmission and a rear-biased SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system.
The greenlight for production has yet to be given but if approved, expect a launch to come as early as 2014.