Vijay Pattni06 February 2012

Video: Honda celebrates the NSX

Over seven minutes of hoonage in Japanese carmaker’s Ode to Supercar

On today's edition of Nuts To Work, Give Me A Car Video To Watch! we have the original Honda NSX.

You'll no doubt remember the company's recent announcement to produce a successor to this cliché-busting supercar: something high-tech, lightweight, efficient, and, unfortunately, still around three years off.

To keep our interests sated and to ensure the Internet stays afloat, Honda debuted the NSX Concept at last month's Detroit motor show, an approximation of what we can expect when it arrives.

A high-revving V6 will find a bedfellow in a pair of electric motors up front feeding a double-clutch transmission inside an attractive body weighing next to nothing.

Gallery: the Honda NSX Concept

So, that's the future, but what about the past? To remind us how good the original was, Honda has cobbled together old footage of the original NSX and sellotaped it together in one handy video. You'll notice a very distinct step change in the quality of the footage near the end, mind, as the new one beckons...

 

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