In A Parallel Universe, This Is The New Honda NSXS

Honda's new enthusiasm-free corporate policy killed the new NSX, but it'll still be racing in Japanese SuperGT under the Honda HSV-010 GT name. HSV stands for "Honda Sports Velocity" in Japan and "Hybrids Sans Velocity" in the U.S.

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Backing up what we previously reported, the HSV-010 GT is powered by a 3.4-liter V8 sending somewhere north of 500 HP and 290 Lb-Ft of torque through the sequential manual gearbox from Ricardo. Unlike the original NSX, that engine is mounted in front of the cabin, although, like the Lexus LFA, it's likely so far back that weight distribution is either a neutral 50:50 or slightly biased towards the rear. The whole shebang weighs in at just 2,425 Lbs.


Here's official specs, notably lacking in specifics, from today's official unveiling at Suzuka:

Honda HSV-010 GT
Specifications and performance characteristics

Length x Width x Height (m): 4.675 x 2.000 x (not disclosed)
Wheelbase (m): 2.700
Vehicle weight (kg): 1,100 or more
Engine name: HR10EG
Configuration: Liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, longitudinal V8
V angle (°): 90
Valve train: Gear-driven DOHC: 2 intake and 2 exhaust valves per cylinder
Displacement (cm3): 3,397
Bore x stroke (mm): 93.0 x 62.5
Compression ratio: (Not disclosed)
Maximum output: 500 or more
Maximum torque(N•m): 392 or more
Throttle control system: Mechanical
Fuel supply system: Programmed fuel injection system (Honda PGM-FI)
Fuel: Lead-free premium gasoline
Lubrication: Dry sump
Transmission mechanism: Constant mesh
Transmission shifting method: Steering paddle shifter
Steering system mechanism: Rack and pinion system with electric power steering (EPS)
Tyres: Front 330/40R18, Rear 330/45R17
Brake type and mechanism: Hydraulic ventilated disc system
Suspension system: Double wishbone
Stabilizer: Torsion bar