‘Baby’ Honda NSX in the works – features 2.0 hybrid and SH-AWD

Mid-size Honda NSX patent image front quarter

New details have emerged confirming Honda is indeed working on a new ‘baby’ NSX to sit below the company’s supercar, after a series of leaked patent images.

In fact, according to a report by fellow Aussie publication, Motoring, the baby NSX will be built on a platform that is “almost identical” to the NSX. However, to keep the car affordable, it will ditch the NSX’s twin-turbo V6 for a 2.0-litre hybrid engine.

Mid-size Honda NSX patent image rear quarter

Despite a smaller engine, the mid-size, mid-engined coupe will share the NSX’s electronic SH-AWD (Super Handling – AWD) system with all-wheel steer.

A source Motoring spoke to says the car’s exterior design is “for all intents and purposes, completed.” That means the car could make its global debut as early as the Los Angeles Motor Show or the Detroit Motor Show in January.

Mid-size Honda NSX patent image front

It is understood that the baby NSX will wear a Honda badge, even in the US, where the larger NSX is sold as an Acura States side, making it out of bounds for Honda dealers in the country.

Unlike the NSX, which is confirmed for Australia badged as a Honda, it is unclear at this stage whether the baby NSX will make it to Australia.

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