On the heels of reports that the new Toyota Supra may partially be powered by electricity, Honda is already discussing further electrifying the next-generation of their supercar, the NSX.
In a report by Autocar, Honda R&D head Sekino Yosuke says the Japanese automaker is interested and open to making the next NSX an electric-only affair. More specifically, a 1,000 horsepower, quad-electric-motored hypercar-killer capable of going from 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds and 0-124 mph in 6.2 seconds. Many have described the current NSX as a poor man’s Porsche 918 Spyder. If this volt-powered NSX does come to fruition as described, it could make it a bona fide 918 Spyder alternative.
According to an insider, the pure-electric racer impressed senior Honda executives when it finished an impressive third overall at Pikes Peak, prompting more support within management for a road car application. Last year Honda established a new Electric Vehicle Development Division to help it fast-track the creation of pure-electric cars.