According to Motor Trend, the Honda NSX lives. Even though the V10-powered post-NSX concept came along during the Carpocalypse and had to be killed, Honda engineers didn't completely shelve the project. They just built it on an Accord. Wait, what?

According to Motor Trend, it apparently will employ a modified Accord platform (flip-flopped to make it rear-wheel drive, apparently), and power will come from either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 3.5-liter V6, although the latter is considered the sure favorite thanks to a patent application uncovered that specifies a "V6 powertrain developing upwards of 400 horsepower."


That makes sense, especially after one company staffer told the buff book about Honda's desire to return to making sports cars. "Honda does not see the CR-Z as a sports car. It's a sporty coupe and a great first try in the hybrid-sports direction. To be called a sports car, a car needs to have the potential of an NSX or an S2000. That's what we need to aim for." [via Motor Trend]