• Dec 28, 2009
Honda HSV-010 testing at Suzuka - Click above for high-res image gallery

If you didn't get enough of last night's video and image onslaught of the Honda HSV-010 testing at Suzuka, we've got 20 more minutes of high-revving, carbon fiber cloaked SuperGT hotness below the fold.

Although Honda hasn't released any more details on its new GT500-bound racer, last week's open testing session had its fair share of lens-wielding onlookers, so we've included two more videos and a handful of high-res images to the gallery below. Make the jump to get another earful of the awesome 3.4-liter V8 shrieking down the straights and exploding out of the corners, but save your pleas to Honda to bring the HSV as the next NSX... it's ain't happening.







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      • 5 Years Ago
      it isn't happening... because why?

      this is right in so many ways, and smacks of the whole porsche gt gestation (well, were the GT to have actually raced), anywho, it looks like there's a very road ready possibility to all the work they put into it, this thing would undoubtedly be quicker than most of the competition save maybe the extreme stuff (GT-R, Noble, etc), and it would be one hell of a make up f*ck for the cross-tour.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There's so much potential in this car, it would be really disappointing if they never made this car into production.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why did I think that was the LF-A at first?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah they better not bring that car over here. They may actually sell it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sexy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sure sounds a lot like the Honda Indy V8 - coincidence? ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not a coincidence. It's the same engine 3.4L V8 engine. Temple made a most excellent post on a previous articles about the Honda.

        "The 3.4L V-8 is mandated by the GT500 rules. Even if Honda was willing to run its V10 they would not have allowed them to do that.

        The reason is that the 3.4L V-8s are also used in the Formula Nippon open-wheel races that are run along side the Super GT. So the Honda team can develop one engine and use it in both their GT and open-wheel effort. This is a cost saving initiative.

        Beyond that the same 3.4L V-8 is used in the Acura ALMS race car and is a derivative of the 3.5L V8 units in IRL. And if that wasn't enough, these 3.4L V-8s will be compatible with 2011 LeMans LMP1 rules.

        http://www.autoblog.com/2008/09/26/le-mans-organizers-to-ban-v10s-and-v12s-from-lmp1-in-2011/

        There is a push to make this displacement and configuration a standard amongst various race series, thereby allowing manufacturers to compete in a wider variety of motorsports events with less risk of investment. A 'world engine' if you will..."

        --Temple
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too bad the sound is from an F1 audio collection. I actually have the CD containing these sounds that were edited into the video. Terrible job too, the car sounds to be accelerating when it is not in reality.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn you Honda...

      With the exception of the S2000, there hasn't been a "cool" new Honda in the past decade.

      I was excited when a successor to the CRX was in the works, then disappointed when I found out it's only offered as a hybrid (although there's still time to change that...).

      I was excited when a successor to the NSX was in the works, then disappointed at the first concept, then the second...then you unveil this after deciding not to produce it.

      This looks/sounds amazing. Sell it.

      Honda produces too many boring, cookie-cutter cars nowadays. The old econo-boxes were much more interesting IMO.

      To whoever accused them of stealing the Audi R8 headlight style -- get a grip. Sure, they both have projectors and LEDs, but get used to it because many upcoming cars do as well... The R8 copied its style from the MR2 :o Besides, the HSV-010 makes the Audi look silly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LS-F ?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Out of interest, does anyone know who's driving these?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Autoblog - no video 60% of the time
      • 5 Years Ago
      this car has potential to be really beautiful out of race trim....

      it it ever gets made....
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