When Honda axed the NSX a few years ago, there was a suggestion that it would be back albeit with a different configuration. It was impossible to believe that a forward-looking car company such as Honda would abandon the sports car marketplace. Recently, the S2000 has been dropped from the line. So, whats happening with Honda and two seaters? The answer may be found in the HSV, a recently developed Super GT Racer.
Powered by a DOHC, 90-degree V8 engine, the race-trimmed version puts out over 500 horsepower with torque maxing out just under 400 foot pounds.
The front engine, rear drive racer has some styling lines from the S2000 with a bit of traditional Japanese front styling and aerodynamic roofline. The HSV-010 GT, will compete in the GT500 class of the 2010 Super GT Series this spring and summer. By the way, HSV is an acronym for Honda Sports Velocity.