As promised, Acura trotted its NSX prototype out to the mass of waiting fans ahead of today's Honda Indy 200 IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio. The hybrid supercar took to the track for a fast lap, and Acura was kind enough to attach a score of cameras to the car in order to share the event with the rest of the world.

The blue-wrapped NSX looks pretty darn good on a race track, if we do say so ourselves, and its V6 engine, coupled with its three electric motors and lithium-ion battery pack, sounds awfully sweet at full song. The automaker is promising to release its new NSX in 2015, which is still quite a ways away, so we don't expect this exhibition lap to be the last time we see a prototype in action ahead of a production debut.

Want to see the video? Of course you do. Scroll down to see the NSX take to the track like a fish takes to water.


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      Azazel
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is there some unwritten rule that every car video on the internet has to have horrible music? I want to hear the car, not the music.
      Ben Lee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Acura should of used this car to introduce a whole new design language. Instead they used existing cues on their "supercar". I have hope for the interior though
      Soul Shinobi
      • 1 Year Ago
      Because the supercar of the new age needs an 80's rock soundtrack.
        jj360
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Soul Shinobi
        The soundtrack is perfect, as Honda lives in the 80's.
      Spec
      • 1 Year Ago
      Honda went so wrong on this car. It will definitely have fans but Tesla makes this car look so 20th century.
        2MUCH
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spec
        officially the worst comment ever!
          CoolWaters
          • 1 Year Ago
          @2MUCH
          Your's, not his. The high noise and no movement in the car shows the inherent problem of ICE engines.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nothing new. Sounds like any other V6 with a baffle-less exhaust. Why would anyone in their right mind wait 2yrs for this instead of the next gen Audi R8? Honda lost the plot with the civic and accord. Acura is doing their best to aspire to irrelevancy with this pathetic effort.
      BMW Alpina
      • 1 Year Ago
      1992, when I saw the First Generation NSX, it was DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. Comparable to the Ferrari 348 of that era ! This new NSX is definitely NOT Gorgeous. It do not stir my heart like the First Generation NSX was. Honda and Acura used to be the leader in Japanese Car Design, now even Hyundai and Kia looks better then Acura/Honda.
      hadji murad
      • 1 Year Ago
      let's slap our unsuccessful 'shield' grill design language on the Acura people are waiting for, thereby ruining the front of the new car and making everyone hate the grill STILL.
      Daltini
      • 1 Year Ago
      Don't see why this thing is catching so much hate in the comments. So far, I fail to see where it falls short.
      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have a feeling this car is going to be parts bin from Acura/Honda lineup then something all new
        Walter Heisenberg Wh
        @miketim1
        I agree. Isn't this car based off a "flip-flopped" Accord platform?
          WheelMcCoy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Walter Heisenberg Wh
          Yes, that is true, and if you put the new NSX in reverse, it feels just like a FWD Accord. :) Still, the Accord platform is a good one, flip-flopped or not. And there will be two electric motors up front. Acura has hurt / disappointed us in the past, so I am cautiously hopeful that this NSX will be great.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish Honda based the NSX from the Honda HSV from awhile ago. That had a sweet sounding V10 engine and would compete brilliantly with the Ferrari F12 grand tourer at a much more bargain price. This one look too ugly like a frog... Or the Audi R8.
        bonehead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        im with you there (sort of) I liked the HSV but i really think that a v-10 has no place in teh NSX. what appealed to me about the first gen is that it made (at the time) mind blowing hp from an engine that was barely bigger than your common v6 sedan. And it did that with reliability, no turbos, extreme performance and everyday drivability. Plus it looked like sex from the future. Back then an accord sedan v6 made 170hp while the NSX with a similarly sized engine made 270hp. So what if we projected that to today. With the current accord making 270ish hp we could expect to see an NSX with a 3.8L v6 making roughly 430hp with no turbos. If you made a NA NSX that was very light and had a 400+hp v6 that reved to crazy rpm (like 10k), looked like it was from the future yet cost between a corvette and a 911, then i think you would have a car with the spirit of the old car. But if they put a v8 in this and charge $130k+ it will kind of lose what made it great in the first place. just my opinion there
      • 1 Year Ago
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