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 Date: February 04, 2011 12:39
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: LeBlogAuto (thanks to Frank Opperman)
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


Le Blog Auto is a french language automotive blog (you probably wouldn't have guessed that from its name), and today they are reporting that Honda CEO Takanobu Ito has changed his tune concerning the future of a super sports model from Honda. Based upon the google translation of the article linked below, there have been several clues from the media that Honda has re-started the sportscar project that was put on hold two years ago in the heat of the financial meltdown. To add fuel to those rumors, apparently when asked at a "Tokyo Sports" function held by Honda today, Ito-san actually responded in the semi-affirmative when asked about if there were any plans to introduce a road version of the HSV. Below follows is the google translation of the relevant text.

Today was the presentation of a Tokyo sports Honda for 2011, including the Super GT is of course a prominent place since the manufacturer officially committed. President Takanobu Ito (stakeholder, remember, the first draft as head NSX chassis) was the presentation itself, as is customary, and has not escaped the famous question. But instead of evacuating the subject, as usual, his answer was surprising: "I have something in mind." Although not a definitive yes and frank, this is a clear change of attitude vis-à-vis past denials.


I can personally attest to the fact that in past media conferences, Ito-san has very quickly shot down any notion that Honda would be working on an NSX successor, so this report is definitely something very encouraging for Honda performance enthusiasts.

Source: LeBlogAuto





Last edited by JeffX on February 04, 2011 12:50

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