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Honda ZSX: Small NSX with four-cylinder turbo

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D he design sketches of the sports car were registered with the European Patent Office in May. They show an athlete who is slightly smaller in size than the NSX, but makes clear use of its design. The design becomes more independent when it comes to the rear design. Large ventilation gills dominate here, also above the assumed engine compartment. A rear window is missing. Cameras on small 'mirror' brackets ensure the rear view. The bottom line is that the design looks like a concept car. This also coincides with media reports that the model is to debut as a concept car with a removable hardtop at the Detroit Motor Show 2017.

Honda sports car for the US market

However, this could result in a production model that is somewhere between the S660 and the NSX. The American market is particularly interested in such a model, as the NSX is marketed there under the luxury Honda label Acura and so Honda has lacked a real sporty spearhead since the S2000 was discontinued ZSX the two-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine from the CivicType R is used. However, this will increase to around 330 hp and supplemented by an electric motor for all-wheel hybrid drive with a system output of around 400 hp. The nine-speed dual clutch transmission is taken from the NSX, as are parts of the chassis and the construction made of carbon and aluminum. Obviously, the small NSX will also roll off the assembly line parallel to the NSX in Ohio. From when? The Honda ZSX could debut as a production model at the Detroit Motor Show in early 2018.


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