New Honda NSX

Published: 20 December 2006

You're looking at the long-awaited successor to Honda's NSX. After years of on-off speculation, we will finally see the new supercar in thinly veiled concept guise next month.

The company says this low-slung coupe 'provides a glimpse of the next-generation Acura exotic sports car' - but insiders openly talk of this being the new NSX. Acura is Honda's American luxury brand (think Honda's Lexus) and the Advanced Sports Car Concept will be shown at the Detroit Motor Show on 7 January. No more details are available at this stage, but we do know that Honda boss Takeo Fukui will whisk the covers off. CAR Online understands the new model will remain mid-engined - a high-revving V10 is rumoured - and will be a GT-style supercar. This teaser image reveals a squat supercar whose long rear deck confirms a mid-engined layout. Powerfully sculpted haunches and quad exhausts lend the car a purposeful poise. Honda has sold around 5000 NSX models in the UK since its launch in 1990, and the car only went off sale last year. The US was the car's biggest market.

By Tim Pollard

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