Takanobu Ito, Honda's chief executive officer and president, reportedly told Automotive News that the Japanese automaker is "working very hard" to develop a sports car that will become the successor to the discontinued NSX. Ito says that the vehicle will be both exhilarating to drive and eco-friendly, which means that it will feature some sort of a hybrid-electric powertrain, according to a Honda spokesman. Ito didn't detail when the hybridized NSX will launch, but he did mention that it will likely be positioned as a high-performance counterpart to the Honda CR-Z.
[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]