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Honda unveils production-ready NSX hybrid supercar

Available to order from the summer, it combines a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine and nine-speed dual-clutch transmission with three electric motors, offering four-wheel drive traction and lag-free acceleration.

Two of the motors are used at the front axle, each powering a wheel independently, which enables torque to be shifted between the corners with the most traction. The third is between the engine and transmission, powering the rear wheels.

The NSX is being made at the manufacturer’s new factory in Ohio, and uses an aluminium frame with a carbon fibre floor to save weight.

Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global development leader of the new NSX, said: ‘Our global team embraced the challenge to create a new sports car experience, leveraging new technology to deliver incredibly vivid performance in a vehicle that responds intuitively and immediately to the will of the driver.

‘The NSX delivers pinnacle supercar performance, with zero-delay acceleration and exhilarating, confidence-inspiring driving dynamics.’

 

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