This might look like a long-wheelbase version of the Honda S2000, but it isn't. Autocar can reveal that the car you're looking at is, in fact, the replacement for Honda's NSX supercar, caught lapping the Nordschleife only last week.Our spy photographers took these pictures at a Nurburgring "Industry Pool" test day; click on our gallery to see more of them. They also managed to catch the intriguing development mule on video; click here to watch our video preview. That done, read on for the very latest information on Honda's forthcoming supercar.
Underneath the disguise
Given the look of the body panels of this mule car, you might assume that Honda has had a major rethink of the layout of its forthcoming supercar. However, Autocar has learned that the car's mechanicals will be very similar to those hinted by the Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept that appeared at the Detroit motor show in January.Unlike the original NSX, this NSX replacement will have a front-mounted V10 engine and a two-plus-two seating arrangement. It'll offer around 500bhp – it'll have to in order to compete with Nissan's new GTR and Lexus' LFA – and, if the ASCC is anything to go by, a rear-biased version of the Super Handling All Wheel Drive system that's employed in the Honda Legend saloon.