Did Honda Just Tweet A Photo Of The Baby NSX? (Update: No)

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We’ve been following Honda on Twitter for a while, and two days ago they tweeted something so seemingly innocuous, we scrolled right past it. (Update: it’s not what we all thought.)

Oh, neat, they’re opening a new R&D fac-WAIT WHAT IS THAT?!

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Could this be the new Baby NSX?! It definitely looks like the patent drawings that were revealed last month:

Illustration for article titled Did Honda Just Tweet A Photo Of The Baby NSX? (Update: No)

The only thing we can say for sure is that we’ve enabled text notifications for Honda’s tweets from now until we get an answer.

Also, where can I get one of those chair things?

Update: We emailed a Honda spokesman to ask what this car is, and sadly — despite how much it looks like those baby NSX patent drawings — it’s merely a design study from a few years ago.

It’s a three year old design study made by our LA advance design studio. It’s on permanent display in the lobby of our Silicon Valley R&D facility, and was on display at our press conference last week. It’s not an S2000 or baby NSX, but it is an indication that our designers continually dream about sports cars.

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I hope they dream of making it a real car someday!


Contact the author at nicole.conlan@jalopnik.com.

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David Ruddock

It’s the Honda Sports Concept.

Source: I was there at this event on Thursday In Mountain View. Trust me, nobody batted an eye at that car. If it is a baby NSX, Honda definitely didn't seem to care about telling us. Most likely, it is an internal design study of some sort - they had a little placard for it and everything, but I forget what it said. I don't actually think the concept is new - it may just be an old one they never made public.