Although slightly delayed news, Autoblog reports that Honda has restarted the development to the successor to one of the most highly regarded import vehicles, the NSX. R&D was stopped in 2008 during the global economic downturn in an effort to stay profitable. Honda Racing has been using its prototype HSV-10 GT in Super GT in Japan since 2008. They stopped using the previous generation NSX because of a change to Super GT rules which would not allow mid engine vehicles.
The HSV-10 GT has performed fairly well using Honda's high-revving V8 producing approximately 500 hp. If the production car sounds anywhere near as amazing as the video below, we are all in for a treat. Let's all hope that they can hit a price target closer to the GT-R and not the LFA. Details are still sparse, but the odds of the production model containing a V8 are very high. To compete with modern rivals, Honda has to take the next step in its sports car heritage. There is also a real possibility that the car may introduce a gas-electric hybrid which would also be very exciting. Stay tuned, as Import Meet is following the news regarding the next NSX very closely.