Honda likes to take its sweet time when replacing one of its performance heroes. Take the current Civic Type R, the hyper-aggressive turbocharged aerodynamics lesson on (red pinstripe) wheels. That didn’t turn up until 2015 – five years after the old ‘spaceship’ went to the great fast food outlet car park in the clouds.
Observe the gap between Honda killing off the original V6 NSX in 2005 and its successor finally reaching customers in 2016, and you’d naturally imagine Honda completely forgotten about building mid-engined sports cars in the meantime. It didn’t. It was just deliberating…a lot.