2023 encore? We know other super manufacturers have done it in the name of more profit... Ahem McLaren..ahem.
I suppose the assumption is here is that Acura is profiting from the NC1.
0% chance...The NC1 NSX was never a money maker for ACURA...
I wish they would do a NSX Type R version, by chopping off 500lb off the car and removing those electric motors because they are heavy comparee to the modest power they provide.
First, I agree that this is the end of the NC1 NSX. As for removing the electric motors you can purchase the race car now that is sans the electric motors. There is no way they will pursue an all ICE NSX, given the strong market emphasis on going electric. That is the direction! Look at Ferrari, they just introduced a new plugin hybrid at around a base of $315k. I would not even see Acura producing a new light weight version of the NC1. I am sure they could pull out 300 pounds of weight. While many of us would get excited, it is not enough to start the whole process again. This is really it.
there is definitely a market for a all electric supercar in the 200k range...
docjohn said:how the electrons fly around is beyond my understanding...
I had never thought of it from that angle. Thanks for the 411The NC1 is done after the Type S. Actually, all NSX Type S cars are required by Honda to be off the PMC production line by Dec 31, 2022, or there will be some serious issues. New EPA regulations that take affect on January 1, 2023 would render the NC1 noncompliant with EPA regulations, and it would take a lot of time and money to make the car compliant that Honda doesn't want to deal with.
I had never thought of it from that angle. Thanks for the 411
My uneducated guess points me to think the EPA will grant an extension.What is even more interesting... Production at PMC has apparently stopped and they are now behind schedule - however PMC has not officially confirmed this. So my question is, what if all the NSX Type S cars are not produced by Dec 31st due to supply issues? What happens then??? Will the total cars go from 350 to 2XX and everyone gets a new engine cover delivered to correct the production numbers? Those that had allocations but their cars were not built are just shit out of luck? It's kind of scary to think about how the EPA can kill a car, but I don't understand how or why, since it's a hybrid. Maybe someone smarter than me can explain.
New EPA regulations that take affect on January 1, 2023 would render the NC1 noncompliant with EPA regulations, and it would take a lot of time and money to make the car compliant that Honda doesn't want to deal with.