The Honda NSX, and/or the Acura NSX to U.S. folks, was a sought-after sports car that Honda produced from 1990 up until 2005. The Japanese car maker deemed the NSX a wrap due to the low sales — a few hundred vehicles per year worldwide — and added that it wasn’t “economically viable” to continue its manufacturing.
Nearly six years later, it seems the NSX is making a comeback.
According to Auto Express, a new version of the sport car was spotted in New York’s Central Park, during filming of the new “Avengers” film, and is confirmed as the Acura NSX super-car.
Honda CEO Takanobu Ito recently hinted at the NSX’s revival, revealing that the company are “making progress with plans for an exotic sports car.”
While details regarding the new version of the NSX are scarce, a few small things have been confirmed. A Honda source said the prototype spotted by paparazzi will boast a VTEC V6 engine of between 3.5 to 3.7 liters, with a twin electric motor set-up, which will be powered by lithium-ion batteries and employ a plug-in recharge system for a small electric-only range.
The NSX will also have a weight-saving aluminum body, and is set to go on sale by 2014 at a retail cost of £65,000 EUR (approximately $87,367 USD).