Honda NSX hybrid supercar, Yamaha sportscar :Tokyo Motor Show

Two Japanese giants showed supercars, one building a hybrid supercar for the first time, while the other building a car very rarely. A car for the first time and that company is Yamaha.

Honda unveiled the near production ready NSX supercar with technical specification given out while Yamaha just showed what according to them should a car look like. The Honda NSX features three electric motors and a twin-turbo V6 VTEC engine that can put out over 570 bhp.

The supercar can go on a maximum speed of 305 km/hr and can go from zero to 100 km/hr in just 2.9 seconds. All that power is transmitted to the wheels through a 9-speed automatic transmission. With its hybrid all-wheel drive, the car can run with more stability and increased acceleration rate. This is right in the territory  of McLaren P1, Porsche 911, LaFerrari, and other similar cars.
The company offers “quiet” mode that uses more of the car’s electric power, and a “sport” mode for the usual driving. The “Sport Plus” mode will crank up the exhaust, gear shift, and throttle responses, while the “Track” mode improves stability control.
It could be priced somewhere around $200,000 price and would have to compete with the famous European supercars.  The NSX was initially to be launched in2010 with a V10 engine however, the financial crisis of 2008 had them postpone their plans only to be revived by a partnership with GM to co-develop such technologies.
Yamaha Sports Ride Concept

Yamaha Sports Ride Concept

Yamaha is known for its motorcycles and not cars. So if Yamaha does decide on making, sure it does grab eyeballs. Te company unveiled a concept called Sports Ride which has been inspired from a motorcycle and is light weight in nature. The concept features iStream process that provides lightweight, high-rigidity, high-strength frame. The iStream has been developed by Gordon Murray Design ltd. and has its origins in Formula One technology.

The concept car weight just 750kg weight which does justice to the tag ‘inspired by motorcycle’ and measures just 3.9m long, 1.7m wide and stands just 1.17m tall. No technical specification have been revealed.


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