Autoexpress: Next NSX to feature 450HP 3.6L V6

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  1. bioyuki

    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    The ultimate Honda is coming to the UK - and the first customer is likely to be one of Britain's best known racing drivers. The flagship NSX Type R, seen here on British soil for the first time, has been shipped over for homologation testing so that Honda's F1 star Jenson Button can drive it on UK roads.

    Although the car's 276bhp output is unchanged, carbon fibre bodywork, a revised engine and hardened suspension make the Type R a genuine rival to Ferrari's 360 Challenge Stradale. No official announcement has been made, but the green light for the six UK dealers authorised to sell NSXs is expected soon.

    Several salesmen are rumoured to be taking deposits for the Type R already, even though there will be no deliveries before next spring. A price premium of around £5,000 is expected over the standard NSX, lifting the cost to £65,000. But despite the early interest, Honda does not expect to sell many more than 10 models a year here. Meanwhile, sources in Japan have revealed that the next-generation NSX, which is due for launch in late 2005, will be powered by a mighty 3.6-litre 450bhp version of the current model's V6 powerplant.

    :dunno:
     
  2. Kelvin96GSR

    Kelvin96GSR OEM>YOU

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    hrmm how reliable is this.
     
  3. vudoodoodoo

    vudoodoodoo Guest

    :bsflag: till it's in showrooms.
     
  4. Buck-O

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    It will most likely happen.

    3.6L is the displacment limit for V6's in the JGTC. And the restrictors on them are very limited. I believe dual 60mm intakes.

    460 BHP in stock form would really help them get it up over the 550 BHP mark that Nissan and Toyota are currently running.

    Even still though, i dont think they are going to come close to beating Toyotas V8.
     
  5. awp whore

    awp whore Elite Member

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    450 horses? :eek: If one company can do it, it is Honda.
     
  6. Technik

    Technik OT Supporter

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    Here are the official stats


    460 BHP @ 17,000 RPM
    112 LBS @ 36,000 RPM

    DOHC E-VTACK!
     
  7. interstate

    interstate New Member

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    They're only a few years late too.
     
  8. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    probably will get 32mpg :o
     
  9. Accords 4U2 NV

    Accords 4U2 NV OT's Resident Desi

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  10. dmora

    dmora Guest

    :rofl:
    itll never happen. Honda is WAY too conservative.
     
  11. Spree43

    Spree43 Anndd Heeree We...GO!

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    It also might use some sort IMA. :bigthumb:
     
  12. Buick Muscle

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    Just in time for the C6 ZL1 to make mince-meat out of it :)
     
  13. dmora

    dmora Guest

    Yup. Honda has always been a day late and a dollar short in terms of performance sports cars. And thats pure comedy thinking its comparable to the 360 Modena.

    400hp and 3000lbs for the Modena
    280hp and 2800lbs for the NSXr

    Honda sucks at teh power development.
     
  14. bokhan

    bokhan i love you

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    Drowned NameThatPornstar.com

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    :rofl:
     
  16. jrmcm

    jrmcm Actriz Porno

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    too little, too late...

    if it even made it here, which it won't.
     
  17. Sonic

    Sonic Live every day to the fullest, for yesterday is go

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    With what miracle of enginerring are they going to get 125+ HP/L?
     
  18. damann

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    :rofl: at torque
     
  19. KDubb

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  20. mucky

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    It will probably have hybrid electric motors powering the front wheels while the rear wheels powered by the 3.6L. :dunno:

    :x:
     
  21. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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  22. WS6Formula350

    WS6Formula350 molestache amririte?

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    That's gonna be a high strung powerplant
     
  23. damann

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    :rofl: at torque
     
  24. Blaise

    Blaise Twisties > *

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    450hp from 3.6 liters? Jesus.
     
  25. a red heart

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    it will happen. you will all STFU. and once again, honda will set a beautiful mark.
     

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