Ito further elaborated on the new NSX, saying "The original NSX was about high power but also about good driving experience. Today power-to-weight is what we have to focus on. The NSX was known for its aluminum body, so when we develop our new sports car we don't want to copy Ferrari
for power, but to also chase efficiency as well." The 2012 Civic Type R hot hatch is in development, according to chief engineer Mitsuru Kariya. He said "The performance version is already under discussion. We know the Type R was a big success, and we are looking for a car developed in that direction. Whether it will be called Type R is not certain though."