Even though it's been going on for more than two years now, the tale of the Acura NSX is like a news story that just broke: you have to keep checking back for details, and each subsequent update could turn the whole story on its head. The V10 NSX that was going to own the sports car gods on Mt. Olympus was killed, and a rumored newly resurrected NSX is said to be a V6 hybrid that will challenge Toyota's own will-they/won't-they FT-HS/Supra.
A few years back, Toyota saw fit to remind the motoring public that it knew how to build a sporty-looking two-seat sportscar with the FT-HS. Not surprisingly, the concept featured a hybrid powertrain adapted from the Prius. Could Toyota be working on something along these lines for a future production vehicle?
Based on the automaker's current line of eminently reliable, practical and fuel efficient machinery, it's easy to forget that Toyota has a past full of exciting sports cars. A couple of years back, Toyota decided to highlight the fact that it knows how to built a sporty-looking vehicle with the FT-HS concept, which mated a performance-minded hybrid powertrain with edgy, low-slung bodywork.
Well, that was short-lived. According to an article in the Freep, automakers are already beginning to disregard the idea of a hot hybrid, despite the benefits in fuel economy, emissions and performance.
All right, ladies and gentlemen, step right up. Tonight on the AutoblogGreen showroom we'd like to introduce you to our latest (maybe greatest) feature: photo galleries. We'll have high-resolution images up soon for the big news car of the day, the Chevy Volt, and until then – and to kind of test out the system – here are some pictures of the Toyota FT-HS. You've read about this hybrid sports car concept vehicle that will be officially unveiled at the NAIAS this week already, but how