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Acura NSX prototype breaks cover

Next-generation NSX supercar makes an appearance at Mid-Ohio IndyCar race

Published: August 3, 2013, 1:00 AM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 3:05 PM

Acura NSX Prototype at MidOhio

Acura has been teasing us with progressive iterations of its next-generation NSX supercar for more than two years. The next step in that progression takes place this weekend at the Mid-Ohio race course in Lexington, Ohio, where spectators at the IndyCar race on Sunday will get a look at a running NSX prototype.

The running prototype, with custom graphics, will lap the track in advance of the Honda Indy 200 IndyCar Series race on August 4, 2013. The race will be broadcast live by SportsNet in Canada and the NBC Sports Network in the U.S. starting at 3 PM EDT.

Honda announced in May that the next-generation NSX will be built at the newly established Performance Manufacturing Center in nearby Marysville, Ohio.

Global development of the NSX, which is slated for launch in 2015, is being led by engineers at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Raymond, Ohio.

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The prototype maintains the styling and proportions of the NSX Concept that debuted at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

It is powered by the forthcoming production vehicle's mid-mounted V-6 engine mated to Acura's new three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system.