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Honda HSV-010 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Straight out of the Snowball's Chance and Swine Aeronautics department comes a report from Autobild that says the Honda HSV-010 is headed for production next year.

Why are we so skeptical? Aside from the fact that taking the HSV from the tracks of Japan to the streets of tomorrow would be a task of epic proportions, the last time we talked about the GT500 racer with Honda's high performance team they began tearing up about the NSX successor's stillborn status.

Regardless, ze German rag reports that the HSV-010 will undergo a slight makeover in the transition from race car to road car, with a slightly narrower track, more sculpted sides and the removal of the Cessna-sized rear wing.

A V8 will supposedly still be nestled up front, but instead of the SuperGT car's 3.4-liter V8, a 500+ horsepower 5.0-liter will take its place.

So, is the Lexus LFA finally going to get a worthy competitor from it's cross-town rivals? We'll continue our regularly scheduled breathing regime until we get an official word from Honda, but the possibility of an NSX revival – for real this time – has us panting a little bit harder.



[Source: Autobild]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd like to see this too. It WILL NOT have that engine. That engine goes into the ALMS lmp cars as well as this super gt car. Would be way too much for a road going car IMO. Now for Honda to realize there's money to be made in the sports car segment and bring out one for us common folk!! One with torque!! Hint awd turbo hint hint.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've pretty much given up on honda, knowing their history and what they are capable of, seeing these soul less transportation units they now build eats me alive. As said b4 they havent delivered since the s2k. I now drive a suby LGT FTW!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is Honda aware that HSV also stands for Holden Special Vehicles? I smell a copyright infringement complaint coming.
      • 4 Years Ago
      And ASIMO is secretly running Honda!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That popping sound you just heard was Honda pulling their head out of their ass.

      Maybe there's hope.
        • 4 Years Ago
        i always thought they will use the Super GT series to improve the car and then make a limited edition street version. if Lexus can sell 500 units of that ugly thing , why not Honda , the car already looks better.
        • 4 Years Ago
        hahaha... seriously.. Honda owes us the 10+ years of rice rockets we've been missing. Hopefully it comes in lump sums, if ever.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If it looks anything like the race car, this thing would kick the LFAs ass in terms of looks. Build it Honda!! Build it!! You need to make up for the CRZ. The Auto Gods must be compensated.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Sean


        http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/10/02-lexus-lfa-press-620op.jpg


        This does not look better then the LFA. This Honda is ugly.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hell yes! Finally some Japanese competition for Porsche, lamborghini, Ferrari and mclaren!!!! And it's hot, hell yes!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Assuming pigs are flying and this goes into production, the prod version will be a lot less "angry" and more normal looking. The steep angle of the headlights for example is due to the wider and more exaggerated fenders, which accomodates the much bigger tires/wheels. No giant hood vents, giant wing, etc. Could end up to be a nice-looking car.

      • 4 Years Ago
      This car is guaranteed to come out, according to the title of this blog post, because pigs have already flown.

      SWINE FLUUUUUUU

      Rejoice, car fans, rejoice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just hope they redo the rear-end. It looks good from every angle except the back.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Most exciting news all year, hell yes, nothing out of vag or Porsche could excite me more, Honda gets it, finally!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wait. They're replacing a light weight 3.4-liter engine with a heavier 5.0-liter engine that generates the same horsepower? Doesn't that sound like a step backwards? Especially as other supercars are taking about reducing weight and engine size.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That 3.4 liter V8 Honda is using for their HSV was only specifically designed to be used in SuperGT races. Small V8 engines highly tuned for track racing will never last that long in our practical, every-day life; doesn't matter if you baby that engine every day or not. Hence the need to up-size all the way to 5 liters.

        Still would be nice if they could make it less than 5 liters with a 9k red-line whilst still having amazing reliability. Could be a pipe dream, but who knows?
        • 4 Years Ago
        The tiny V8 is a race engine - designed specifically for a racing series to produce a certain output, not efficient, and rebuilt after every race. I also guarantee it is not street legal. Still a 5 liter V10 is insanely small. Chevy has V8s that are way bigger.
      • 4 Years Ago
      your move Honda, don't disappoint!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Let's also hope Honda's 5.0 is as bombastic as Ford's... eh? eh?
      • 4 Years Ago
      That car looks really, really, REALLY happy for some reason. But not Mazda3-happy. More like "Why so serious??"-Joker-happy.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Haha I KNEW I've seen that face somewhere. Nevertheless, it still looks awesome.
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