The Japanese automaker has decided to tap into its artistic side by having its hybrid supercar use the Super Handling AWD to complete a recreation of the Nazca Hummingbird drawing.
Among the great mysteries the world still holds, the Nazca Desert geoglyphs still have unknown purpose. The Peruvian tribes between 1500 and 2500 years ago simply dug out the dark top layer to reveal a lighter surface below and came up with hundreds of geometric patterns and abstract animal depictions. Since the site has no wind and even less rainfall to erode them, they have been exquisitely preserved and can only be seen from a high altitude to this day – becoming a world heritage site. The ideas range from offerings to the gods to an UFO airport – but here comes a Nazca geoglyph that shares no mysterious connection to the old ones.
We all know who did and why: the Honda/Acura NSX has created the drawing to direct our attention to the capabilities of the Sport Hybrid Super Handling All Wheel Drive system – and the camp was set up in the El Mirage salt flats in California. Here they recreated a larger version of the Nazca drawing known as “Hummingbird.” They achieved the feat using a high resolution image of the drawing for a set of coordinates forming the basis of the 3166-foot (965 meter) long recreation.