Baby NSX turns out to be virtual (at least for now)
All the rumours and speculation surrounding a baby NSX supercar look to have been quashed with the release of a video game…
In July, we reported that Honda had filed a patent with the European Union Intellectual Property Office that depicted what could only be described (at the time) as a baby version of its NSX supercar.
Unfortunately, it now looks as though the patent wasn’t for an upcoming NSX sibling, but rather a virtual vehicle that can be driven in the newly released Gran Turismo Sport video game.
Appearing in the car select menu in the game under the moniker Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo, the vehicle looks almost identical to the patent.
However, when asked about the possibility of a sub-NSX, Honda Australia said they knew nothing about it other than what had been posted online – further adding to the mystery surrounding it.
“I have seen the picture. It looks great, but I know nothing about that car,” said Honda Australia director Stephen Collins.
“I have seen the pictures just online, but … I can honestly tell you I have never seen anything to do with that product in any discussion.”
The obvious question now is whether this is just Honda trying to spark some extra interest with the release of the game or if an actual concept/production car could come to fruition?
It is actually possible. After all, the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo spawned a real-life counterpart, the Bugatti Chiron. So can we expect Honda to follow suit? Right now, who can say? But at least we now know why Honda submitted the patent.
Gran Turismo Sport was released on October 17, 2017 for the Playstation 4.