The latest bit of Acura NSX gossip points to a return of the luxury Japanese automaker’s flagship sports car, but as an all-wheel drive hybrid. 7Tune is reporting from their sources that when the next generation NSX (known as the Advanced Sports Car Concept) was canned, it was actually more of a temporary matter as the automaker did some soul searching.
The new model is to be called (at least initially) Super Hybrid Sports (SHS) and use a V6 hybrid system to deliver as much as 450hp. It will also get Honda’s SH-AWD system.
The platform will also be shared with the next generation of the Acura RL, although in the RL the structure will be made of steel and in the SHS it will be made of aluminum.
Giving credence to this speculation are reports that Toyota is working successor to the Supra, which will be a high-performance hybrid, along the lines of the FT-HS Concept.