19 March 2014

Honda NSX prototype for Goodwood debut

Honda's NSX supercar, powered by a three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system and set for launch in 2014, will take centre stage at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, 27-29 June, when it takes on the world's most famous hillclimb in front of a capacity crowd.

The Festival will provide visitors with the opportunity to see and hear the all-new version of a supercar whose forebears gained iconic status around the world.

In 1993, at the time of the first Festival, a fleet of 10 NSX were showcased at Goodwood. Launched in 1990, the original NSX was already known as a ground-breaking exotic car, delivering super performance and handling, without compromise in usability and ergonomics. Now, more than two decades later, the new NSX will again open the door for a new era of the Super Sports model and Honda sees the Festival as the perfect event to demonstrate its flagship supercar for the first time in Europe.

The new prototype will be joined on the famous hillclimb by a 1989 3.0 NSX, once driven by Ayrton Senna, and a 2005 3.2, illustrating the original model's rich history and development.

The NSX will rewrite the rulebook for high performance cars when it enters production next year.

For further information on the Festival visit www.goodwood.co.uk/festival-of-speed/welcome.aspx

Note: Here at Irish Car+Travel, we have watched this car develop from concept to prototype at various motor shows in recent years. It has always caught our imagination and that of everybody at the show. The picture above is from the Frankfurt Motor Show of last September 2013.