• Jul 21, 2007
Although the big news on the Honda/Acura front was the postponement of the Acura brand launching in Japan, the other shocker was when Takeo Fukui, Honda's CEO, said that the new NSX won't be making its debut at this year's Tokyo Motor Show.

There's never been a firm date for the reveal of Honda's newest supercar, but there's been considerable speculation that a revamped version of the Advanced Sports Car Concept might bow soon. Considering that Acura won't be coming to the Land of the Rising Sun until 2010 – at the earliest -- and there's no auto show planned for that year, we may have to wait until October of 2011 before we catch a glimpse of what Honda has up its sleeve. That's a long way away, so we hope Honda to makes it worth the wait.

[Source: AutoCar]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      aren't there other car shows on this planet? it may be shown in Geneva (less likely) or Paris (more likely)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was so befuddled by the 3.5 and 3.0 that I didn't even see your next gem.

      Gasoline will no longer be an option at the pump?
      What alternate reality is this where not only does a new plausible energy source becomes available, it replaces oil and oil becomes defunct within the time Honda unveils the new NSX?
      Do you live in the universe where the universe is actually collapsing?
      Maybe you live in a universe where biological species are made of urea.
      Maybe you live in a universe where the electrons weigh 1.00e-27 grams and protons weigh 2e-24 grams?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Honda is an intelligent company and is still waiting for a finalized workable product plan. The new Audi R8 and Austin Martin V8 and ever present Porsche 911 have crowded the market in that price range and performance envolope . They could end up with another NSX, good car but short of the mark. To compete with the badge snobbery at this price point you have to be able to beat the others on price and performance handily. The market in Europe is especially tough for as few people want to pay $ 140,000 US for a Honda supercar. Combine this with the cost of having to develop a V8 or V10 for such a small production run and you can see their challenges.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This new NSX is a joke! Honda is a joke. They have no idea what the Acura brand is! The NSX will come so late to the party, it can`t possibly compete with the other brands for performance, price, and STATUS. What will this light weight, gt, super car with a V10 cost? Unless it is going to be less then an Audi RS8, it is going to have trouble with competitors like the 911 Turbo, Audi RS8, LEXUS LFA, Maseratis, Ferraris, Galardos, and even the future high performance Corvettes. These cars all have extremely strong brands, prestige, and status. Acura is nothing. They have a TSX, TL, and the fantastic (joking) RL sedan. The RL has always been a failure! All of which are almost the same dimensions and have zero family resemblance. Except the TL`s design which is fresh (designed in California), the others could be Mazda`s.

      I love how the Honda president keeps telling us the NSX or HSC are (or were) coming. And then a year later, they cancel or seriously postpone it. It is clear to me that the Honda organization doesn`t have a clue about the Acura brand or how to build a successful luxury brand.

      • 7 Years Ago
      well i seriously doubt they will wait two more years (tokyo 09) or even 4 years (tokyo 2011), cause that premiere would be seriously anticlimactic (e.g. Camaro (to some extent)) no matter how good that NSX turns out. Who knows what will be the market for supercars in three to 5 years. It may experience a similar slump like it did in early 90s.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Makes perfect sense Acura. I mean forget for the moment that 20-30 year old males grew up debating "If you had $80,000; Viper, NSX or 911?" I mean, no sense in keeping that debate alive. So go ahead push it back further and further, until we forget it even existed and we'll never miss it again...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Oh, the Viper for sure.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am not surprised, there are almost no news from any source at all about them working on one and doesn't seem like they are in a hurry. I don't think they even care if their super car's potential customer are all going for the GTR and the LF-X (among many other foreign brands).

      They simply ride on that NSX for too long and seem to have lost their direction, suddenly Nissan and Toyota had a next gen super car and everyone turns their heads to that empty chair where Honda should be sitting.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't believe in "another" NSX. Honda should build a high-end sports car, but under a different name. The HSC seemed like the perfect successor.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Get with it Honda.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good, 'cause if it looks like the concept, I'll barf.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Honda is not concerned about short term loss of sales. They are a patient, convervative company. They would rather loose 2-3 years worth of sales rather than put a half-baked product on the market. Realistically they are probably looking at the LFA and realizing that they have more homework to do. Don't count them out on the couter move though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Honda has just lost it's balls. Honda messed up by never working on a replacement back in the late 90's when it should have been. The "new" NSX should have come out in 2000... and it's already 2007 for crying out loud!!! Honda should be preparing for the 3rd generation to drop at this year's Tokyo auto show.

      The 2nd generation "2000" NSX should have been 400 hp and had a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds.

      The 3RD generation "2009" NSX should have 550 hp and have a 0-60 time of 3.0 seconds.

      Honda is so behind. By the time the NSX is ready to come out, Honda will have to go back to the drawing board because gasoline will no longer be an option at the pump and their precious V10 engine will be a waste.

      Heck, by the time Honda releases the NSX, the Chevy Cobalt SS will be able to keep up with it and the Evo will be faster.
        • 7 Years Ago
        This is really a waste of time but

        #1 Rod... If you knew anything about the NSX, you'd know that the previous model, which was designed in the 80's was quick because of it's light weight, not hp. So in essence, it is very plausable for a 550 hp car to achieve a 3.0 0-60 MPH time if the car weighs less. How do you think that a stock 190 hp RWD lotus can have a 4.4 second 0-60 time?

        #2... ROD: It's called sarcasim. I'm sorry if that shot was a little too far above the bow for you to comprehend. I'll bring it down a notch next time.... just for you buddy.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Right. 0-60 in 3.0 seconds, huh?

        In the real world, it isn't as easy to achieve those numbers as they may be in Forza or Gran Turismo.
        Next time you post, please think in real world terms.

        ... unless, of course, you think that the 2000 NSX should've competed against Ferrari F50 and the 2007 model against the FXX/Veyron/F1 cars.
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