The luxury unit of Honda Motor, the third largest Japanese automaker, has been keeping us in the dark regarding the ongoing situation of the NSX hybrid supercar, which has been unveiled six months ago during NAIAS.
The North American International Auto Show in January featured the much anticipated debut of the troubled model, which has gained cult status and has been brought back to life for a long overdue reenactment. Now, half a year has gone since the presentation and we still don’t know the final technical specifications. Well, at least we can watch this short clip featuring the 2016 NSX, which acted as the pace car for the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The video in Colorado shows a pre-production unit, which acted as the official pace car for the 93rd edition of Pikes Peak, nailing on spot the 12.4-mile, 156-turn hill climb.
Acura has been gearing up tremendous interest form media and fans but still delivers the same motto – the SH-AWD hybrid model will deliver “north of 550 horsepower” and then remained mum when asked about other performance figures. Suffice to say, the automaker did say it was gearing up for a head to head race with the second generation Audi R8, aiming for a matching price tag. Still, the wait is almost over, as production is scheduled for this autumn and dealerships in the US would naturally get the supercar before the year’s end or early 2016. We also know the Japanese engineers are hard at work developing optional goodies – such as a track pack or even a burn your eyebrows Type R version.