Honda Motor Co. wants to soon launch an environmentally friendly car sports car that is also able to give a great performance but we’ll all just have to wait until the carmaker has “enough cash available,” CEO Takanobu Ito had said on the sidelines of the Tokyo Motor Show.
He explained that as soon as Honda has cash on hand, Honda will build a sports car that symbolizes its technology. Ito clarified that the sports car that Honda will be making would not be like the Lexus LFA supercar debuted by Toyota Motor Corp. at the Tokyo Motor Show. According to reports, Toyota will be building only 500 units of the $375,000 Lexus LFA two-seater car, which has a 4.8-liter V-10 engine that can reach speeds of 325 kph (200 mph). On the other hand, Honda had been preparing a successor model for its legendary NSX sports car, also with a V-10 engine. Honda was forced to ditch those plans last year, saying that it urgently needed to save money amid the economic downturn and the growing consumer shift toward greener cars. Ito said that in the future, the focus will be on producing clean, sustainable cars, and sports cars are no exception.