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Honda NSX.
The power unit is a longitudinally-mounted twin-turbo V6, mounted low in the chassis to keep the centre of gravity as close to the floor as possible. Accompanying this traditional engine are electric motors; the V6 works with a direct-drive electric motor through a nine-speed dual clutch transmission to power the rear wheels. Twin electric motors on the front axle power the front wheels to provide extra kick, with the instant torque providing ‘zero delay acceleration.’ All together, that results in more than 550bhp, tamed by the catchily-titled Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system.
Prices will start in the mid-$150,000 range.



Ford GT.
A twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 engine drives the rear wheels with ‘more than' 600bhp, and with motorsport development behind it, Ford is claiming great efficiency.
You have to admit, it looks brilliant. It'll land at some point in 2016, by which time the new turbo 458 and 911 GT3 RS will be here, as well as the new Honda NSX and McLaren Sports Series. What a group test that would be...
Price-wise, it could compete with the $155,000 Acura NSX which was also unveiled at the show.




Which one would you pick?
 

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GT based on looks alone. I can't believe Honda has hung onto their hideous "power plenum" grill for so long. Even BMW corrected their course after Chris Bangle ruined their cars in the early 2000s.

It's very surprising to see an American halo car with a V6. They must be trying to send a message on efficiency. I bet it gets 25+ mpg on the highway.
 

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The GT is smoking! The Acura, meh. To me it looks like the bastard child of a Mazda 3 and an Audi RX8. I just think they could've done so much more with it. The original NSX was so stylish that to me it looks modern even by today's standards. With Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers, etc. heavily borrowing design queues from their past, I would love to have seen the NSX with a newer take on its original styling.
 

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Also have to go with the Ford, based on looks. The only thing I'd change is remove the engine cover with "EcoBoost" on it. You should be able to see the plumbing on a racing car.

The NSX went from being low & fast, to looking like a Civic. Not impressed at this point - maybe the track numbers will change my mind.

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I wouldn't kick either one out of the garage.

The Ford is cooler looking though.
 

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I want to like the NSX better, but I just can't convince myself that it's more desirable with that hideous grill. I never thought I'd say this, but I've now seen an Accura that would look better with the 'Turtle Beak" grill.
 

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they're both nice. But very unlikely you'll be able to buy one at sticker. Dealer will mark it up so that only serious collectors will ever be able to own one.

I like the FORD GT40 that they had out a few years ago, they were always sold to preferred customers who could pay way more than sticker.
 

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Heading down to Daytona Beach next week for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.... Now *THAT'S* going to be a feast of sports cars!
 

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Heading down to Daytona Beach next week for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.... Now *THAT'S* going to be a feast of sports cars!
Oh man! So jealous!! :act035:

I really wanna love the new NSX too but that new Ford GT is pretty racy! I like what Toyota is doing with their new Supra too!
 

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they're both nice. But very unlikely you'll be able to buy one at sticker. Dealer will mark it up so that only serious collectors will ever be able to own one.

I like the FORD GT40 that they had out a few years ago, they were always sold to preferred customers who could pay way more than sticker.
Not many, but some bought less than sticker when 04-05 GTs were out. I don't believe there is any other equivalent car in the world that gets more than the original MSRP! My friend's car, even at around 35K miles, is worth way more than the original MSRP

You're right........Based on the $ the last GEN still commands, none of these new ones will likely sell below MSRP and will go for considerably higher!

IMO....There's no comparison between the Honda looks and the Ford. None!
 

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... I like what Toyota is doing with their new Supra too!
I was just reading about the Supra today... it is sweet! Apparently, that's the offspring of the BMW-Toyota co-development effort. The BMW variant was rumored to be the Z4 replacement, but now appears to be a larger platform with higher aspirations. Jaguar hunter, perhaps.
 

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Replacing the front mounted V8 powered Honda HSV-010 GT with the new NSX Super GT race car may be the way of the hybrid future, but I still love the howl of their very mean sounding V8;

http://world.honda.com/HSV-010_GT/
 

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Ford GT. Nice way to keep the retro. I think that car will look sweet for a long time!
 

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I would take that Acura all day !!!! Can't wait to see when they put it on the track and run it. It's pro also underrated in the power department.
 

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Acura needs to loose the buck-toothed grill.

I feel like I am looking at a toonami wannabe.
 
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