At the 2013 Suzuka circuit, we had the chance to check out the 2014 Honda NSX Concept-GT. We were quite curious about this car, especially since we saw the original commercial. Honda is well known for their playful approach to advertising and their latest commercial was no exception. In this advertisement, the new Honda model was hooked to a lot of tubes and devices in order for its energy to be harnessed for the production of tea, a lot of tea. All jokes aside, lets take a closer look at the 2014 Honda and see what it is capable of doing on the race tracks.
This race track super star is powered by a 2.0 litter turbocharged four cylinder engine. The direct injection is mid mounted and the engine works with a hybrid setup. It is estimated that the car delivers approximately between 400 and 500 horsepower.
The first impression of this new Honda model is that it is a second generation Acura NSX GT-3. The 2014 Honda NSX Concept-GT is in fact an improved Acura but it does have some modification and upgrades. The improvements consist mainly of racing components (which have not yet been revealed to the public) yet the exterior has also suffered some minor alterations such as the carbon fiber spoiler lip, the side vents and the big rear wing.The car also features multi-spoke alloy wheels which are wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires.
- Race competitions
Since this is a concept model, there is little information available about its specifications. However, this car will compete next year in Japan’s Super GT touring car series. According to the manufacturers, the 2014 Honda NSX Concept-GT complies with the revised regulations of the Super GT. The new regulations are somehow similar with the ones from Germeny’s DTM series which require 2.0 turbocharged engines and optional hybrid systems. The new model will replace the HSV-10 GT. The replacement NSX is based on an older project which was supposed to be released a few years ago but was delayed due to the financial crisis.
The 2014 concept Honda is a preview of what the manufacturers hope to achieve with the production models. The fact that there is little information available about the specification could be an indicator of a few major improvements and state of the art technologies which the Honda engineered wish to keep a secret for now. Given the last Honda performances, we expect to be pleasantly surprised by the new production model.