The Honda Zero range will not only consist of SUVs and sedans. The standard bearer of this new family of electric models will be a sports car, which will follow the lineage of the NSX.
As soon as the end of production of the second generation of NSX was announced, the brand’s managers confirmed that the sports car would indeed have descendants. This is now confirmed by Toshihiro Mibe, Managing Director of Honda. He thus indicated that the manufacturer was considering the positioning of sports cars in the electric era and that such a model was already in development.
The name NSX has not been released, but it comes back quite naturally, since this car has remained dear to the heart of the brand since the launch of the first generation in 1990. Of course, the third generation will be part of a context totally different.
The first NSX, sold from 1990 to 2005, was intended to celebrate Honda’s international success, the brand’s move upmarket, as well as its sporting successes, particularly in F1, during the 1980s. The NSX has elsewhere was launched under the patronage of Ayrton Senna.
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The second generation was to illustrate electrification efforts with its hybrid engine which presaged the arrival in the catalog in the following years of hybrid versions of most of Honda’s popular models: Accord, Civic, Jazz / Fit, CR-V, HR-V / Vezel, etc… From a competition point of view, this NSX began its career on the track in Super GT, before being offered to customers.
The third generation will have the mission of highlighting the new Honda Zero family. A family announced at CES a few weeks ago with the Saloon and Space Hub concepts. The Saloon will be the first model in the family on the market in 2026.
No date has yet been confirmed for the NSX, but it too could arrive as early as 2026. In terms of characteristics, no official figures, but the new Honda sports car will have to highlight the values defended for this new range Zero: “thin, light, wise”…
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