According to the latest information, from various sources, Honda will soon offer its new sports model which will essentially be a direct successor of the S2000 and inspired and partly based by Acura NSX. The word is about 2017 Honda ZSX for which production and development company have already gave green light. Australian Motoring reports that this new model will be based on a platform that is “virtually identical” to the one used by the NSX and it will be offered as coupe and convertible version. This model should have strong similarities with the NSX and in fact would be its, so to speak, cheaper and more accessible version and also known as baby NSX. Its biggest competitors are going to be Alfa Romeo 4C and the Porsche Cayman.
Engine and specs
The 2016 Acura NSX is powered by an innovative gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain that lines-up a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged V6 engine with 3 electrical motors. This much smaller model will certainly additionally be a hybrid, nevertheless it will certainly have a less effective drivetrain and it will be much easier due to the fact that it will certainly be developed around a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder obtained from the Civic Type R components container. The four-cylinder will rotate the rear wheels, while an electric motor perseverance the front wheels when extra power and also grasp are required. Some rumors say it will be able to around 350 hp.
2017 Honda ZSX review
The 2017 Honda ZSX will be a mid-engine two-seater that will be offered as a sports car and also as convertible. Its percentages will certainly be quite close to those of the NSX. Materials like aluminium lightweight and carbon fiber will keep the cars’s weight in balance, as these products are light in weight. The auto might be constructed along with the NSX at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, a move that would certainly benefit the Japanese car maker in regards to economic situations of scale. This model will represent the middle of Honda’s sport offerings together with successor CR-Z, which is expected in 2018. Above it will be located S1000 and stronger version of the Japanese “mini-roadster” S660. NSX of course makes the top of the offer.
Release date and price
There are still no official information about release date of this model but we expect it to be presented at the begining of 2017 at the Detroit Motor Show and most probably it will be presented as concept version. If everything go as it is expected, the car will hit the showroom in summer of 2017. The price will be much lower than price of Acura NSX. We still don’t have any information how much it will cost but as soon as we find out we will inform you. So follow us…
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