If there was ever a vehicle that Honda could allow to be a bit of a gas hog, it would be the next-generation Acura NSX, which is rumored to be powered by a 5.0L V10 with 500hp. But with all the success Honda has enjoyed as an environmentally-friendly company, management and engineers decided not to rest on their laurels. The goal for team Honda is to achieve a combined fuel economy of 23.5 mpg, which would be great for most vehicles, much less a low-volume supercar. To put 23.5 mpg from a free-revving, 500hp V10 into perspective, the V10 Dodge Viper averages 12/20 city/highway. Heck, the previous generation NSX struggled to achieve 20 mpg, and it had a 3.2L V6 rated at 276 hp.
The folks over at Honda have created quite the stir surrounding the soon-to-be-unveiled NSX, and with 500hp and great fuel economy, we're more excited than ever for this year's Tokyo Motor Show.
[Source: Left Lane News via Winding Road]