Honda's Baby NSX Could Debut as Early as November

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Rumor has it that we could see the Honda baby NSX as early as this year.

Although the Japanese automaker won’t explicitly admit that a baby NSX is in development, recent patent drawings and interviews suggest something is brewing. With similar proportions to the NSX, the smaller model could reportedly bow at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show in November or at the Detroit Auto Show early next year. Motoring reports that the vehicle’s design is “for all intents and purposes, completed” lining up with rumors of the model being approved in mid-2014.

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The push for the baby NSX project stems from North American Honda dealers, which won’t have access to the new Acura NSX when it goes on sale in the U.S. Not surprisingly, U.S. dealerships are pining for a halo sports car to sell.

As for what will power the baby NSX, all that is pure speculation at the moment. Signs point to the Japanese automaker using a 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain combined with the company’s electronic Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system.

[Source: Motoring]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Paul Heemskerk Paul Heemskerk on Aug 13, 2015

    Thats not right. Acura makes a car and Honda has to have a piece of the action. The whole idea of having Acura is to have a vehicle and or vehicles that are different and more luxurious then Honda. This Baby NSX looks just like The NSX. It will hurt the halo Acura NSX. The Baby NSX should not look like an NSX unless it too is an Acura.

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    • Paul Heemskerk Paul Heemskerk on Aug 24, 2015

      For you this is true. But marketing is different in America. And we want prestige and that comes with the Acura nameplate. Honda is not Luxury in America. It does not sell that way.

  • Will Huang Will Huang on Aug 31, 2015

    They should but the civic type r 2.0 turbo in it midengine and hybrid it with SH-AWD