Honda HSV-010 GT Race Car to be Replaced by NSX Concept Next Year
Honda has announced that its HSV-010 GT race car will be replaced by the NSX Concept next year. The HSV-010 GT has been a staple of the Japanese Super GT series since 2010, but Honda has decided to move on to a new model for the 2021 season.
The NSX Concept is a mid-engined sports car that was first unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. It is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that produces 573 horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque. The car is also equipped with a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel-drive system.
The NSX Concept is a significant departure from the HSV-010 GT, which was powered by a 3.4-liter V8 engine that produced 500 horsepower and 441 lb-ft of torque. The car was also equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel-drive.
The NSX Concept is expected to be a more competitive car than the HSV-010 GT, as it is lighter and more powerful. Honda is also hoping that the car will be more reliable than its predecessor, as the HSV-010 GT was known for its reliability issues.
Honda’s Racing History
Honda has a long and storied history in motorsport, having competed in various forms of racing since the 1960s. The company has won numerous championships in Formula One, IndyCar, and the World Endurance Championship.
Honda has also had success in the Super GT series, having won the championship in 2010 and 2011 with the HSV-010 GT. The car was also successful in other series, such as the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship and the Super Taikyu Endurance Series.
NSX Concept Development
The NSX Concept was developed by Honda Performance Development (HPD), the company’s racing division. HPD has been responsible for developing Honda’s race cars since 1993, and has been involved in the development of the NSX Concept since its inception.
The NSX Concept was designed to be a more competitive car than the HSV-010 GT, and it features a number of improvements over its predecessor. The car is lighter, more powerful, and more aerodynamic than the HSV-010 GT.
The NSX Concept also features a number of advanced technologies, such as a hybrid powertrain, active aerodynamics, and a four-wheel-drive system. These features are expected to give the car an edge over its competitors in the Super GT series.
NSX Concept Testing
Honda has been testing the NSX Concept since 2019, and the car has already completed several test sessions. The car has been tested at various tracks around the world, including the Suzuka Circuit in Japan and the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.
The NSX Concept has also been tested in the Super GT series, where it has shown promising results. The car has been competitive in the series, and Honda is confident that it will be a contender for the championship in 2021.
Honda has announced that its HSV-010 GT race car will be replaced by the NSX Concept next year. The NSX Concept is a mid-engined sports car that is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine and is equipped with a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. The car has been tested in the Super GT series, and Honda is confident that it will be a contender for the championship in 2021.