A revised Honda NSX concept has been shown at the Geneva motor show. It has revealed its lightly modified exterior design and a view of the car’s interior to Europeans for the first time.
With the car, which is being developed mainly in the US, still two years from production, Honda officials say they have taken the opportunity to respond to feedback and engineering requirements to create the latest concept.
Jon Ikeda, head of Acura design, said: "This project is evolving all the time, and we wanted to reflect that with the concept. What is most amazing is how little the exterior has changed, What you see on the exterior is a more focused look at our goal of creating the modern performance car. It must be futuristic, be simple but technical, and express the performance and technology leadership we want to take."
Although the cabin looks near production ready, Ikeda stressed that it was only a first concept, and that it too could evolve in the years until the NSX’s official launch. The styling highlight of the interior is the big carbonfibre struts which run from the dash into the centre console.
“The key is that the interior design compliments the vehicle, creating that link between man and machine,” said Ikeda. “A performance car needs great visibility, intuitive controls and an interior quality that lets the driver focus on driving. Nothing must distract from that goal.”
"The revised exterior is a more focused look at our goal of creating the modern performance car. It must look forward, be simple but technical, and express the performance and technology leadership we want to take."
The NSX will not go into production for at least two years, and will be built in the US, where most of the car’s development will also be carried out. The car will use a mid-mounted V6 coupled to an electric motor to drive the rear wheels, and electric motors driving the front wheels to give four-wheel drive. Honda's Super Active All-Wheel Drive system will also be fitted.