The rebranded Tokyo Motor Show – now known as the Japan Mobility Show 2023 – opens its doors to the public from October 25 to November 5. And Honda might be unveiling something special on their home soil.
The Japanese automaker outlined a few vehicles it will feature on its stand, nicknamed the ‘Honda Dream Loop.’ Among the list is the SUSTAINA-C Concept and Pocket Concept, a tiny car and a scooter made of recycled resin that are designed to ‘demonstrate the concept of transcending the constraints of the limited availability of resources through “resource circulation”’.
There’s also the SC e concept, another electric scooter that features swappable batteries.
But Honda lists a mysterious ‘Honda Specialty Sports Concept’ among its world premieres, and its flowery yet undefined description has us longing for a return of its legendary supercar, the NSX.
“The concept model of an electric sports car which will enable the driver to experience the pure joy of driving (driving pleasure) and transcend the constraints of time, even in the era of electrification for carbon neutrality and the popularization of automated driving technology,” reads the Honda media release. “The joy of driving and distinctive individuality of this model will enable people to transcend their everyday life.”
The first NSX – flown under the Acura banner in North America, but known as the Honda NSX everywhere else – was a two-seat, mid-engine supercar that debuted in 1990. The late F1 driver Ayrton Senna had a hand in its development, and the NSX became legendary for its handling prowess. That generation ended in 2005, and a second generation debuted in 2016, only to be discontinued in 2022.
Honda has said it plans to launch 30 new EV models by 2030, so it only makes sense the third generation of the NSX will be battery electric. The only question is, will we see one in production soon? Fingers crossed!