Honda’s CEO Takanobu Ito has revealed that the automaker has begun work on a new sportscar that will be a successor to the original NSX.
Although a new sportscar is reportedly back on from Honda, it will be very different than the original NSX. Ito claims that Honda’s goal is to create a car with a significant power-to-weight ratio rather than outright power.
Ito spent the early part of his career with Honda developing the original NSX. “I really enjoyed that experience, and learned much, so it is my wish that Honda engineers have the experience of developing a sportscar like the NSX in future.”
Honda originally planned on releasing a new NSX in 2010, but plans were killed in 2008 during the economic crisis.
Honda has been criticized a lot lately for abandoning its sporting past, but Ito claims that the automaker is addressing those concerns.
“Our recent efforts have been focused on fuel efficiency, and that perhaps gives the impression Honda is behind with pushing the brand image of sportiness, but let me assure you that is not the case,” said Ito. “We will address that impression with our new generations of cars.”