Honda NSX to ride again

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Honda is set to pitch the new generation NSX against Chrysler in the GTE class.

Honda Performance Development, American Honda’s competition arm, has revealed that it will be developing the new petrol-electric hybrid for racing. It is most likely that it will be
developed for the GTE class, making it eligible for the Le Mans 24 Hours, the new FIA World Endurance Championship and the American Le Mans Series.

Outgoing HPD president Erik Berkman said: “The new NSX is being designed and built in America [at its facility in Ohio] and will be developed into a race car in the US by HPD.

“I think it will be raced in GTE, but that is being studied right now. We are looking to see how many variations of the car we can do for the various classes.”

The new NSX, which was shown with a 3.5-litre V6 at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, is due to go on sale in 2014 and Berkman said he hoped that it would be racing some time the following year.