Is That You, NSX? Honda HSV-010 GT To Participate In Japan's Super GT Series

By Steven J. Ewing

December 24, 2009

We enthusiasts have always secretly wished for another iteration of the fantastic Acura NSX supercar. But while Honda's new HSV-010 GT fits that bill, it's not for road-ready consumption. Instead, the HSV (which stands for Honda Sports Velocity) will be competing in Japan's Super GT championship.

Power comes from a 3.4-liter V-8 with an estimated 500-plus horsepower, all of which is wrapped in a super hot carbon fiber shell. Look for the HSV-010 GT to make its official debut at the opening race of the Super GT season, which stars on March 20-21 at the Suzuka Circuit.

Honda's short press release is available, below.

Honda to compete in GT500 class of 2010 Super GT Series with HSV-010 GT

December 22, 2009―Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that it will compete in the GT500 class of the 2010 Super GT Series (managed and run by GTA Co., Ltd.) with its HSV-010 GT.

The HSV-010 GT was developed exclusively for racing with the hope of offering thrills and dreams to fans through an unremitting focus on speed-the starting point of all motorsports. The model conforms to the 2010 GT500 Regulations, (including a 3.4-liter V8 engine and an FR layout) issued by the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF), having earned JAF-GT500 basic vehicle registration.
The HSV-010 GT is slated to debut at the Super GT season opener at the Suzuka Circuit, held on March 20–21 (Sat.–Sun.), 2010.
* The letters "HSV" stand for Honda Sports Velocity.

Since joining the All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) in 1997 with its NSX-GT, Honda has competed in a total of 106 races during 13 years through the end of the 2009 season. During this time, Honda has taken the pole position 50 times and won 37 races.