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2010 Acura NSX? Dead Like Elvis

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AutoCar.co.uk - http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsGallery.aspx?AR=236065&EL=-1&IM=201155

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Here's why time zones suck: when you went to bed last night, all was good in the world (well, all was as you left it). Now you wake up to find out that Honda's cancelled the 2010 Acura NSX that had been out there in prototype form, shutting down GT-Rs and 911s on the Nurburgring with a shatteringly powerful V-10. Now it's tot wie der Alte Elvishoffer.

No more. Honda CEO Takeo Fukui says not only is Honda axing the new NSX supercar before it takes flight, it's also pulling out of a plan to start up the Acura brand in Japan. The failing global economy and all, you know. In other excitement, he says Honda will instead pursue drivetrains that offer "the most realistic path for CO2 reduction at this moment," Britain's Autocar reports. This follows its unceremonious exit from Formula 1 racing.

What next: pray the del Sol's not coming back?

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  1. Not sad by the demise of this car, there are only so many super sport cars you can have, especially in down turn in the market. More worrying is the idea that Honda will go even more conservative an dboring. They don't need a new NSX they need new integra or prelude or even CRX to give them some pep. But this seems less likely. I really hope all the new rules don't turn all manufacturers into Honda clones.
     
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  2. Reece: valid comment, but I'm very very sad. The last NSX had almost everything going for it except a world-class engine -- yes, the V6 made one of the loveliest noises in creation and punched well above its displacement class -- there's no doubt that chassis begged for a V8 or V10 to really give Corvette/911/F430/Gallardos a good scare. Now a presumably even better chassis finally gets the powerplant it deserves just to have The Suits bury it six-feet-under. Such a waste.
    Also, the reality is not that many manufacturers have turned into Honda clones, but Honda is turning into Toyota/Hyundai/Kia/Volkswagen/GM/Ford/Chrysler/everybody-else-whos-left-scraping-for-sales-and-cash. Only time will tell what the results of that corporate direction will bear once the worldwide economy improves.
    First the SUV boom, then skyrocketing fuel prices, now the US credit crisis. So goes the life of the sports car. Not fun stuff.
     
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  3. I wish Honda would dump the no-markup Fit. It's a guaranteed mininum commission for the salesmen who get stuck selling the damn thing.
     
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  4. "WTF?"

    As a huge honda race fan starting with the glorious McClaren F-1 days with Prost and Senna, it truly saddens me to see Honda drop this project so late. Having a halo car to showcase your company's technological prowess is a huge pr move in my opinion. When I saw the first nsx with its V-tech V6 motor knowing the other lower models had the same Vtech technology. It was a big factor in buying honda cars. Now seeing nissan with its GTR and soon to be spec V and toyota with its LF-A, its very disheartening to see honda out of the mix.
     
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