Lamborghini Estoque Concept @ 2008 Paris Auto Show
New 4-door Lamborghini Estoque concept reminds of Lambo's past, but makes
us yearn for the future. See photos of the Lamborghini Estoque concept at
the Paris show and read the review at:
Drag Race: 2012 Lexus LFA vs 2010 Nissan GT-R
We pit Lexus' first-ever supercar -- the $400,000 Lexus LFA -- against our
long-term Nissan GT-R to find out which one is the king of the JDMs.
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Shot by: Jim Gleason
Edited by: Jim Gleason
Feature: Acura Winter Testing Experience
Editor-at-large Arthur St. Antoine heads to Baudette, Minnesota to join
Acura's Ohio-based engineering team for some extreme cold-weather vehicle
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Shot by: Mike Suggett
Edited by: Mike Suggett
NSX Unleashed: 2011 Acura NSX Finally Hits the Nürburgring
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The latest prototype of the 2011 Acura NSX has finally hit the Nürburgring
and it's looking — and sounding — better than ever. Unlike the previous
prototypes — which were nothing more than cobbled-together test mules
built from the S2000 platform — this NSX has bodywork that looks close to
Although the design of the original concept didn't get favorable reviews,
it appears as though Acura has stuck with similar styling for the
production car. Instead of going for an all-out sports car, Acura is aiming
for high-end GTs instead. Think Aston Martin DB9, not Nissan GT-R. As a
result, Acura has abandoned its former midengine concept and adopted a
traditional front-engine 2+2 layout. The company is after prestige, not
That said, the 2011 Acura NSX is still expected to offer supercar
performance. According to our sources in Japan, Takeo Fukui, Honda's CEO,
has tasked his R&D team with building an NSX that's faster around the Nürburgring than both the
2009 Nissan GT-R and the upcoming Lexus LF-A.
Sounds optimistic, but according to our shooters Honda is already close to
its goal. One hand timed lap came in at 7:37, just 8 seconds longer than
the GT-R's fastest lap. Not bad considering that this was Honda's first
trip to the Nürburgring with this prototype.
Credit the NSX's formidable new power plant, a 5.5-liter V10 with as much
as 550 horsepower
and 420 pound-feet of torque. The engine is a slightly larger version of
the V8 that Honda will use for the next-generation rear-wheel-drive RL
sedan, and it will use cylinder deactivation under light loads for maximum
efficiency. Additional efficiency gains will come from the use of an
eight-speed automatic transmission that will feature shift paddles on the
Getting all this power to the ground will be a challenge in a front-engine
car, so the new NSX will employ a modified version of Honda's
Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) system. Packaging could be tight,
however, with the big V10 up front. A combination of steel and aluminum
will be used for the chassis that will form the basis for what looks like a
relatively small car.
We have reports of NSX mules being tested in the U.S. alongside the Aston
Martin DB9, Mercedes-Benz SL550 and the Porsche 911 turbo, so this should tell you about the kind of
car the NSX will become. There's still time for changes, though, as the
2011 Acura NSX isn't expected to go on sale until late 2010. Who knows what
Nissan and Lexus will have on the road by then, but from the sound of it,
Honda is making sure that the NSX won't be lagging behind.
Erlkönig Honda NSX
Supersportler aus Japan: Der Honda NSX soll rund 500 PS aus seinem V10
Lexus LF-A supercar
Car Online spy scoop of the new Lexus LF-A supercar on the Nurburgring test
Honda HSV-010 RAYBRIG - Honda's next gen. NSX-GT
"Honda Music" is back!
This is Honda HSV-010 GT, the successor of NSX-GT. Due to too strong a
downforce, the top speed is slightly lower than the rivals such as Nissan
GT-R, but it's an ultimate cornering machine ever! And the Exhaust sound is even better than NSX-GT. I
miss the old NSX, but now HSV is becoming my new favorite Honda.
This video was shot on "Bridgestone Tire Test Day for SuperGT", May 13,
2010 at Sports Land Sugo, Japan.
Team Name: Team Kunimitsu
Drivers: Takuya Izawa / Naoki Yamamoto
Length x Width x Height: 4.675m x 2.000m x (undisclosed)
Vehicle weight: 1,100kg or more
Displacement: 3,397 cm3 (3.4L)
Maximum output: 500ps (370kW) or more
Maximum torque: 40.0kgm (392Nm) or more
Tyres: Front 330/40R18, Rear 330/45R17
Suspension system: Double wishbone
Configuration: Liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, longitudinal V8
Transmission shifting method: Ricardo 6-Speed Sequential Manual, Steering
Steering system mechanism Rack and pinion system with electric power
Brake type and mechanism Hydraulic ventilated disc system
[Honda HSV - official information]
Note: "HSV" stands for Honda Sports Velocity.
Acura NSX Turbo
Modded NSX which looks great and sounds even better.
The original vid was named as 500bhp but no proof of that so took it out.