Even before the reborn Acura NSX rolls into showrooms, Honda Motor Co. is working up a downsized version of the hybrid sports car, this one planned for the flagship Honda brand.
The so-called “Baby NSX” would serve as a replacement for the old Honda S2000, according to several insiders, and would take aim against such competitors as the Porsche Cayman and the Alfa Romeo 4C.
Like the NSX, the new model is expected to use a drivetrain blending an internal combustion engine and three electric motors, and a mix of aluminum and carbon fiber would help hold the weight down. With development just getting underway, the new model isn’t expected to reach showrooms for at least three years. (more…)