Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Honda S660 interior photo !

What is claimed to be a photo of the brochure for Honda's new S660 open-top K-sized 'sports car' has been leaked on the internet. At the moment, the one we are aware of is put up on the indian car blog below. Eventually I think it will be put up on other blogs.

Along with the photo is also a table which is claimed to be the specifications of the car. The car will be K-car sized and will comply with the Japanese regulations for Kei-cars - with a 660cc engine and delivering a max of 63ps at 6,000rpm. It is supposed to be turbocharged (the original Honda Beat on which this S660 is supposed to be replacing is NA). 

It is said that this S660 is due to be launched in Japan this month but has since been delayed to early next year, with delivery to begin only around mid of the year. 

The link is below:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New NSX to debut on Jan 12th next year !

Acura NSX Production Model to Make World Debut
at 2015 North American International Auto Show

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 17, 2014 – The production version of the highly anticipated Acura NSX supercar, successor to the legendary original NSX, will make its world debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 12, 2015. The model will reflect the production design and specifications of the mid-engine Acura supercar that is slated to launch in 2015. To celebrate the impending debut of NSX, Acura released a 30-second teaser video that gives an early glimpse of the production car and the sound of its three-motor, twin-turbocharged Sport Hybrid power unit. View the video on Acura’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/Acura.

“The next-generation NSX will deliver a ‘new sports experience’ true to its heritage and to the supercar concept that originally gave rise to the name NSX,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “The NSX will serve as the ultimate expression of Acura performance that is fueling a reenergised brand.”

An Acura NSX concept model made its debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, where Honda Motor Co., Ltd. President & CEO Takanobu Ito announced that development of a next-generation NSX would launch in three years, led by an American R&D team and produced at a state-of-the-art new plant in Ohio.

“After three years of intensive development work we are excited to reveal this next-generation supercar—the Acura NSX—to the world,” said Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global project leader over NSX development. “We’ve developed a human-centered supercar that responds to the will of the driver and that builds upon the NSX heritage.”

The next milestone in the launch of the NSX will be the reveal of the production version at the Acura press conference at the North American International Auto Show on Jan. 12 at 11:50 a.m. ET. Watch the press conference live at youtube.com/Acura.

The NSX is being developed by a global team of engineers led by the company’s North American R&D operations in Raymond, Ohio, with design led by the Acura Design Studio in Torrance, CA. The Acura NSX will be produced exclusively at the new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, using domestic and globally sourced parts.