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New Acura NSX Spied at the Ring

Hybrid supercar will be with us next year.

To us it’s the Acura NSX. The rest of the world knows it is as the Honda NSX. Whatever you want to call it, a production prototype has just been spied at the Nurburgring looking strikingly similar to the concept that debuted last year in Detroit. Styling cues that appear to be carrying over from concept to production include the arrow-like nose, trapezoidal air inlets, flying buttresses at the rear, and the C-shaped back lights connected by a full-length horizontal brake light bar.

There are some noticeable differences, however, with the test mule sporting a less streamlined roofline, wider headlights and redesigned wing mirrors. Under hood, the NSX will pack a V6 gasoline engine driving the rear wheels, boosted by an electric motor built in the seven-speed dual-clutch box and a pair of electric motors for the front axle. Dubbed the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD configuration, Honda says combined output will top 400 hp. The Acura/Honda NSX will officially debut next year ahead of a summer 2015 launch.

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