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Honda to expand NSX line-up

Honda to expand NSX line-up
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Honda is considering developing a lighter, more hardcore version of its NSX supercar as a Type R variant. The development of the more track-focused supercar could see the company giving the hybrid setup from the standard NSX a miss, to save weight.

Honda is considering developing a lighter, more hardcore version of its NSX supercar as a Type R variant. The development of the more track-focused supercar could see the company giving the hybrid setup from the standard NSX a miss, to save weight.

Currently, the NSX is equipped with a 500bhp 3.5-litre, twin-turbo V6 engine in its middle, with a 47bhp electric motor attached to the crank and driving the rear wheels, and a pair of electric motors at the front.

A Type R could mean the loss of the front-mounted electric motors and batteries amongst other components, in a bid to reduce hundreds of kilogrammes from the standard car’s kerb weight.

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