• Feb 4, 2011
Honda HSV-010 - Click above for high-res image gallery

Heads up, Hondaphiles – it looks like the NSX has been dug out of storage and plopped back on the table as a candidate for production. Company president Takashi Ito has announced that he's jump-starting development on the supercar. As you may recall, the beast was unceremoniously put to bed after the global economy gutted itself back in 2008. At the time, the project sailed under the HSV-010 moniker, and Honda even went so far as to campaign a version of the machine in the Japanese Super GT series.

Since then, the supercar segment has all but exploded with new metal. Mercedes-Benz jumped into the action with its SLS AMG, Lexus came to the party with the high-tech LFA and old-timers like the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and Nissan GT-R have been enjoying their own slice of supercar territory. We're all for the notion of a resurrected Honda fighter, but we're still going to treat this one with a healthy dose of skepticism.

We've been burnt before.



[Source: Japanese Nostalgic Car]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Thank you thank you thank you.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Design it now. Test it until 2020. Then keep producing the exact same out of date model for a decade. Yeah, I'm super excited.
      • 3 Years Ago
      C'mon Honda, bring back those glory days!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Finally.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Old timers...Nissan GT-R? Maybe if you lump the GT-R in with the Skyline, but certainly not an old timer in the US.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The shield or bug shield as i like to call them although ugly is quite functional, especially if you drive through areas with large bug populations...you can easily hose down splattered bugs and not have to reach into the grill or use a hard brush to remove the dead bugs...
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'm guessing they meant over a year since the first ones have been delivered? I don't know how that is considered old-timers though. Then again in this day in age, brand new technology usually become obsolete within a year (i.e. computers, televisions, iphones...)
        rjander03
        • 3 Years Ago
        Ummm, that's what it is.
      • 3 Years Ago
      About time.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bout dang time, Honda! But what about an enthuisiast model for people who arent rich?!?!

      Anyways, I rather like the HSV-010 design. Kinda reminds me of a TVR Sagaris on mega-roids or something. Not sure about the back end, though. A little too much going on back there. If they could smooth some of those racing lines out for a street version, they could make that work real well. I still think the 1st gen NSX was one of the sexiest looking cars of all time.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Haven't you heard?

        Almost nobody is interested in making anything truly spectacular for enthusiasts who aren't rich.

        Audi is going to build the Quattro Sport... for the same people who already buy the RS5 and R8.

        Ford is going to bring back the GT as a hybrid... woo-woo.

        Toyota is coercing Subaru to co-sell a re-badged coupe with less than 200hp, and no AWD for Subaru fans. Gee that sounds like all-weather fun. Not.

        Otherwise, the american 3 brands will build heavy retro-muscle for the boomers re-living their teen-age years or twenties.

        But truly fun enthusiast grade stuff for the 20-30-40somethings now who are on a budget now more than ever, nah... Maybe a Hyundai Genesis Coupe... but that is about it, or a front-driver that looks like a sport coupe, but handles like an econobox.

        Anything interesting like mid-engined, or versatile like AWD... in a sport coupe format... nah. Just for the rich.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Boxer,

        You don't consider the 370Z, RX-8, or MX-5 to be budget friendly sports cars? I agree Honda needs to come out with an S2K replacement for us normal Joes, but there is still stuff for us to buy. What would really get my blood pumping is an affordable mid engine rear driver last a successor to the MR-2 turbo.
      • 3 Years Ago
      2015 NSX - powered by a 280 hp V6.
      • 3 Years Ago
      To echo the voices of others, I'm excited that Honda has decided to bring this project to light once again. With that said, it was always going to be a matter of time, they had too much vested into the development when they halted the project to completely give up on it.

      We should assume that if/when this car is unveiled in North America is will be under the Acura name. To me, it's especially important to make this a car more along the lines of the GT-R than the LFA. Even if the performance numbers are not quite up to the GT-R's levels (I am confident they will be but we can't be sure) Acura is on the low end of the luxury totem pole and would very much benefit from an attainable giant slayer. And to clarify when I say attainable I mean something that the upper echelon of current Acura buyers could afford (60-80k).
      • 3 Years Ago
      As long as it doesn't have that giant, single, buck-toothed face that Acuras of today have, I'm in.
      • 3 Years Ago
      YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS FINALLY the other japanese supercar its coming :)
      ...I hope they use the old V10 form F1 jeje
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pics or it didn't happen.
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