Honda's Baby NSX Revealed in Patent Filing

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Honda’s been wandering in the desert for what seems like an eternity. But the company is finally getting its performance groove back with products like the NSX and S660 sports car. But intriguingly there could be even more under development.

Honda’s Baby NSX Revealed in Patent Filing

Several CAD illustrations have surfaced in patent filings that seem to indicate the company is hard at work on another mid-engined concept. To our knowledge the car pictured here has not been revealed at any auto show.

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This product appears to be a smaller version of the supercar-slaying NSX with a few S660 styling cues thrown in for good measure. The mystery sports car was supposedly created in Honda’s American design studio.

The product in question could be something that fills the gulf between the 63-hp S660 and the monstrous NSX, which has a twin-turbo V6, three electric motors and 550 horses. Perhaps this car is a spiritual successor to the S2000 with much wilder bodywork.

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Hinting at the performance that might lurk within, this mystery machine features all kinds of aerodynamic elements, from vents at the back to minimalistic side-view mirrors to a super-sleek profile. If and when details about this car surface you can bet we’ll keep you posted on all the latest.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Mike Mike on Jun 11, 2015

    Why does this thing have to be RWD??????

  • Ice Ice on Aug 12, 2015

    Seems like Honda is using the S660 chassis and modify the panels for maybe the next gen S2000??? The rear looks identical to S660.