Honda cancels new NSX development Honda cancels new NSX development

Honda cancels new NSX development Honda cancels new NSX development

HOnda nSX

During these tough economic times, Honda is actively scaling back its operations, and its performance projects are sadly bearing the brunt. Since canceling its participation in Formula One and the AMA motorbike road racing series, the Japanese automaker has now announced that it is ceasing the development of the next-generation NSX supercar.

The news will be gutting for the loyal legions of Honda sportscar fans. The new NSX, which looked to be nearing the end of its development on the road to production, was slated to be the most powerful car ever made by Honda, driven by an anticipated 560-horsepower V10.

Reportedly, the sad news came from top dog Takeo Fukui, Honda’s CEO, who dropped the bombshell as part of an end-of-year speech to Honda employees. The news also means that the fate of the V10 engine is uncertain as well as any long-rumored V8 powertrains.

Honda hasn’t ruled out the possibility of restarting the project once business is back in order, but in the meantime the original NSX, which ceased production in 2005 after fifteen years on the market, will have to remain without a successor.

HOnda nSX

During these tough economic times, Honda is actively scaling back its operations, and its performance projects are sadly bearing the brunt. Since canceling its participation in Formula One and the AMA motorbike road racing series, the Japanese automaker has now announced that it is ceasing the development of the next-generation NSX supercar.

The news will be gutting for the loyal legions of Honda sportscar fans. The new NSX, which looked to be nearing the end of its development on the road to production, was slated to be the most powerful car ever made by Honda, driven by an anticipated 560-horsepower V10.

Reportedly, the sad news came from top dog Takeo Fukui, Honda’s CEO, who dropped the bombshell as part of an end-of-year speech to Honda employees. The news also means that the fate of the V10 engine is uncertain as well as any long-rumored V8 powertrains.

Honda hasn’t ruled out the possibility of restarting the project once business is back in order, but in the meantime the original NSX, which ceased production in 2005 after fifteen years on the market, will have to remain without a successor.

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