NSX Prototype Excites Racing Fans and Sports Car Enthusiasts at

NSX Prototype Excites Racing Fans and Sports Car Enthusiasts at Honda Indy 200 
Tokyo, Aug 5, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  A prototype NSX lapped the Mid-Ohio
Sports Car Course today just prior to the running of the Honda Indy 200 at
Mid-Ohio, exciting fans in the state where the NSX is being developed and will
be produced, and showcasing the steady progress being made toward the planned
2015 launch of the next-generation, mid-engine supercar. 
The NSX prototype lapped the 2.4-mile winding road course, driven by a member
of the Ohio-based engineering development team. The NSX prototype sported
custom graphics that speak the intention to go racing with the new NSX. 
"With leadership from our R&D and manufacturing teams here in Ohio,
we are developing a next generation sports car that will be equally at home on
the street and on the race track, so it is natural for us to showcase the
prototype vehicle here at Mid-Ohio," said Ted Klaus, chief engineer of
Honda R&D Americas, Inc. "It is exciting for us to see the prototype
running on track, reflecting the great progress we're making toward the
2015 global launch of the NSX as we engineer a new sports-car experience for
customers around the world." 
Targeting next-generation supercar dynamic capabilities with advanced
environmental performance, it was announced in 2012 that the NSX will be
powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6 engine mated to Sport Hybrid
SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system. 
Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is an all-new, three-motor high-performance hybrid system
that combines torque vectoring all-wheel drive with advanced hybrid efficiency
through the use of three electric motors - one motor integrated with the V-6
engine and all-new Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) driving the rear wheels and
two independent motors driving the front wheels. The system enables instant
delivery of negative and positive torque to the front wheels during cornering
to achieve a new level of driving performance unparalleled to current AWD
systems. 
Global development of the NSX is being led by engineers at Honda R&D
Americas, Inc. in Raymond, Ohio. The next-generation sports car will be
produced in nearby Marysville, Ohio, using US-domestic and globally-sourced
parts, at the newly established, state-of-the-art Performance Manufacturing
Center, now under construction. 
About Honda 
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA.L) is one of the leading
manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of
motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine
satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing
facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products,
including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden
equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19
million customers annually. For more information, please visit
http://world.honda.com. 
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