Honda Tests NSX-GT FR Hybrid
What a surprise... Nobody, and even none of the auto media could see this
coming. At a regular "Super GT Test Day" held at TwinRing Motegi on
October 2010, Honda NSX-GT suddenly showed up with no official
announcement. Honda already has HSV for Super GT. Why now NSX-GT?
The vehicle has the looking of NSX-GT, but what lies under the body kit is
a "FR" vehicle. The exact same car was previously spotted just once on
2007 when it was announced that Super GT regulation would change from 2009
and only "3.4L FR" race cars will be allowed. NSX-GT being a "3.5L
mid-ship", it was apparent that the new regulation was designed to shut out
NSX-GT from Super GT. Honda needed to make a tough decision at that time
whether to make a FR version of NSX-GT, or stop racing. The car spotted on
2007 was a result of Honda's ultimate struggle - its hood awkwardly
stretched to store engine in front, sticking Exhaust pipes from the side instead of rear, and
roof-top air intake became useless and had scaled down.
Eventually, Honda managed to survive in racing in Super GT by developing a
new 3.4L FR vehicle, HSV-010 GT on 2010. And what had happened to that "FR
NSX-GT"? There was no doubt of it being scrapped and gone forever, after
all it became a useless prototype race car. The set-up probably did not go
well, and above all, who would like to see a FR NSX?
[NSX-GT with KERS]
But it turned out that "FR NSX-GT" was still alive, secretly stored inside
the garage of Honda R&D team for 3 years. This time, it was chosen for the
vehicle to officially test KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems) which
might be used for 2012 Super GT or later. To reduce development cost of
KERS, Honda volunteered to provide the car and gather data for all race
entrants, and Lexus and Nissan approved it. "FR NSX-GT" was an ideal test
car for all 3 car makers. The car was basically designed to race in Super
GT, but Honda did not develop it till the end and had never used in races,
thus lack of racing data. This was fair deal for Lexus and Nissan because
Honda testing KERS will not bring advantage to HSV.
So many people and media asked the GT Association (management organization
of Super GT) the specification of this "NSX-GT Hybrid", and later an
official announcement was made.
KERS provided for testing purpose for Super GT vehicle is manufactured by
Zytek, the same KERS supplier for F1. It can be used to Boost the car for maximum of 20 seconds to
overtake others, and can be fully recharged after 1 single lap. It is 40kw
strong and is powerful enough to drive cars solely on electric motor on
places such as pit lanes. The KERS itself weigh 50kg.
According to GT Association, the very first test drive of NSX-GT Hybrid was
done a month ago, and this was the first time to seriously test its
potential on race tracks. Test driver of "NSX-GT Hybrid" was Katsutomo
Kaneishi who was a Honda test driver in days of NSX-GT, and currently a
director of Real Racing Team with KEIHIN HSV-010. His best lap of the day
was 1.49"468 at TwinRing Motegi, only 4.453 seconds slower than the fastest
lap of the day by Lexus ENEOS SC430.
There should be tons of more tests coming, but so far it seems possible
KERS might be used at Super GT in the near future.
Honda NSX-GT on test day 2008
Keiichi Tsuchiya, an ex-driver of ARTA NSX appears on the last scene who is
now an executive advisor of the team. March, 2008
NSX's Engine Sound
The cars from NSX's Gone Wild.
White - Comptech Supercharged
- GTone F1 v5.1 Exhaust
Yellow - Comptech Supercharged
Silver - Comptech Supercharged
Black/black wheels - Procharged
Red - N/A1
- GTone F1 v 5.1 Exhaust
Yellow - N/A2
Black/white wheels - N/A2
Black/gold wheels - N/A1
New Honda NSX Concept - Tony Stark Drives One
Honda will be presenting a new concept version of the NSX super car at the
2012 Geneva Motor Show.
NOTE: Acura was a Honda brand only used in America. Therefore the NSX was
known throughout the rest of the world as a Honda vehicle, not an Acura.
Calling this a Honda NSX was not an error, it was how the car was
introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, which takes place in GENEVA,
TheAutoChannel.com has the complete story.
lots of Honda NSX-GT 2007
Super GT official test day on August 2, 2007 at Motegi Twin Ring, Japan.
This year NSX won the series championship!
list of cars seen in this vid:
8 - ARTA NSX
17 - REAL NSX
18 - TAKATA DOME NSX
32 - EPSON NSX
100 - RAYBRIG NSX
Acura (Honda) NSX Supercharger 740Ps
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Skillet - Awake and Alive
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NSX Type R
The legendary NSX Type R. Some information on the model, as well as a
comparison with other Honda and Nissan Models.
Copyright note: Footage for this video were taken from the DVD "Best
Motoring - Type R Legends", property of Zig Zag Asia (America) Inc.
Honda NSX Twin Turbo vs Porsche 911 Turbo S
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The Chronicles Vlog #3 (Part 1/5): The Rocket Bunny NSX Build, Scion Tuner Challenge, and More...
The Chronicles Vlog #3 is a 5-part mini-series documenting our two-week
long adventure to and at the 2014 SEMA Show. This provides an in-depth look
at everything that goes on leading to the show, the actual event, and
everything that occurred outside of the show.
In Part 1, I take you guys on a behind-the-scenes tour of the last days of
the Project Rocket Bunny NSX build. The kit was transported from Japan,
installed at Autofashion USA in San Diego, and then transported up to LA
where we helped to finish it. The car was basically built in less than
two-weeks and you get to see it unfold. During this time, we also went to
go to a private industry party where the three Scion FR-S builds debuted
for the 2014 Scion Tuner Challenge. We also had a lot of friends in town
from Japan for my Year.SIX event as well as the SEMA Show. They follow us
everywhere and you'll see them and their insights occasionally throughout
the video blog. There's a ton of cool stuff in there that I don't think
you'll see anywhere else. Sit back, turn up the volume, and enjoy!
*I am not a videographer and this wasn't meant to be a visual masterpiece
of any sort. I am merely capturing bits and pieces of my life for you guys
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David Andrade (@dpk_david)
Robert Chew (@chewbacca512)
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Dougie Salguero (@phaze2dougie_frezh)
Mikey Cristi (@phaze2heymikeyyyy)
Jonathan Wong (@jdmwong)
Hiro Ueda (@kctrading_hiro)
Sara Choi (@sara.choi)
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