A few weeks ago, Honda announced a special edition of the NSX model, which put an end to the impressive career of the second generation of the esteemed athlete. Such a model is marked Type S and will be available only next year, before the NSX is sent to retirement, and we recently wrote about this. However, that does not mean that we will never see this exotic four-wheeler with a centrally placed engine again.
In a conversation with colleagues from The Drive and Motor Trend, Acure Vice President John Aikida announced that we will see him again in the near future. North America has always been a key market for the NSX and the athlete has been sold under the Honda premium brand Acura, which also explains why such a statement is made by a person from this division.
But it is quite certain that the next NSX will be on electricity, since such technology seems to be the future of the automotive industry. This claim was somewhat confirmed by the aforementioned Aikido, which says that the Japanese giant represents a new generation of supercars only when it is ready to start a new chapter in its history.
With the first generation, that case was with a six-cylinder gasoline engine, and the current model was celebrated with powerful hybridization, so it is not difficult to conclude that the successor will be electric.
When asked when we can expect him, Vice President Acure does not give a clear answer. He says Honda is one of the largest gasoline engine manufacturers in the world and, if the industry is moving away from such technology, then the Japanese giant must analyze well in which direction it should go, as the NSX program is always expensive to develop, and rarely proves profitable.
There is no doubt that the trend is changing much faster than it was before. For example, the first generation of athletes was produced for as many as fifteen years (from 1990 to 2005), while the second had a career that lasted only six years.
Honda's slogan has been "The Power of Dreams" for many years, so there is no doubt that the Tokyo-based company will prepare something really special when the time comes.
If nothing else, Type S has shown us that not much has changed and that NSX still likes to defy and spoil the accounts of big players