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    New NSX has been cancelled

    From Autocar

    Honda has cancelled the new NSX as part of a radical restructuring of its car making business.

    The V10-engined supercar, which was a direct challenge to Ferrari and Porsche, would have been the most powerful production car that the company had ever produced.

    Honda CEO Takeo ***ui announced the move in his end of year speech, saying that all development of the car would be cancelled. The company has also withdrawn its plan to introduce the Acura brand to Japan in 2010.

    The Honda boss had previously emphasised the importance of the NSX to Honda's brand, unequivocally telling Autocar at the end of last year: "The new supercar is necessary for Honda."

    ***ui had decided to concentrate on Honda's environmental credentials. He believes that hybrid drivetrains offer "the most realistic path for CO2 reduction at this moment". This means that Honda will focus its energy on developing hybrid technologies and "achieving mass market penetration as soon as possible".

    The cancellation of the Honda NSX will come as a bitter disappointment to fans of the old model, which finally went off sale in 2005, after 15 years in production.

    That's very disappointing. I was so looking for to them producing a proper car, but I guess the economic downturn has made it unviable.

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    haha or they coulndt get the vtecs fast enough??
    theyll probably try and make some stupid hybrid car or something boring

    btw lol @ the captioning!
    "If sparks don't fly your rides' too high"

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    Well, spectacularly disappointing...
    So much for Honda, not going to be taken seriously as a performance brand for a long while to come.
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    well its not only them, subaru and suzuki have both pullled out of WRC which shows these car makers are really tryna cut down...
    "If sparks don't fly your rides' too high"

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    ah that sucks,
    i guess everyones trying to save the World
    its not the speed that hurts......Its the sudden stop......

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    that is gutting.

    Now to hunt down that prototype that they tested on the ring. i wants it anyway.

    That is almost the last straw for me. Im that close to giving up on Honda.


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    Thats it!

    I'm buying a Nissan.

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    So do we think they will reattempt when their funds get back in order?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Thats it!

    I'm buying a Nissan.
    me too. Thought i would never say that.


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    Yeah i just read that. Very very disappointing... i was sooo looking forward to the new NSX.

    Bob, Peejayy, I'm with you guys.

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    Im with you guys, i have always liked and supported honda's but every passing year, honda seems to just continuously disappoint us enthusiast.


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    How much have they already spent though? Must have been quite a bit, you would think they would have hit the point where it would be cheaper just to finish. Can see no reason why a low volume super car is incompatible with hybrids. With cylinder de-activation, etc. it probably would have been the most environmentally friendly car in its class anyway.

    Time to buy an original NSX maybe? Got to be even more collectable now.

    Maybe Honda should just merge with Toyota? We could have a Honota Prisight since the insight and prius are basically the same anyway.

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    Safetycar, you are on the money. The deveopment of that would've cost so much, and now to shelve the whole lot and get nothing back for it, makes no sence to me.

    Focusing on environmental credentials is all well and good, but the number of people who are swayed by that sort of thing are very few. How many priuses have toyota sold here? I think from memory it's 17,000 units in over 10 years of production - yeh, that's going to make us money.

    What about the genuine enthusiests, who have been crying out for something new and fun for years? I know we're a minority, but we need cars too, not just the tree huggers.

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