2016 Honda NSX – Q&A with Ted Klaus, project boss
Source : 2016 Honda NSX – Q&A with Ted Klaus, project boss
American Ted Klaus has been in charge of bringing Honda’s flagship supercar back to roads along with tracks.
How much does in which car even attempt to live up to the reputation of the first NSX?
If you look at the first-generation NSX, the purpose of in which car can be still the same one in which we’ve been working towards. The human should not have to conform to the machine. the idea should be the everyday supercar.
Does in which mean the idea’s softer than many of its rivals?
the idea means in which the performance can be focused on real roads. If you take in which along with the desire to not force the human to conform to the auto, the vehicle dynamics happen pretty naturally. As an example of in which, the SH-AWD system helps on turn-in on your favourite road, although the idea also phases the electric motors to stabilise the auto when you change direction on a highway.
What’s the main benefit of having the electric motor-based SH-AWD system?
We’ve been continually developing torque transfer technologies like SH-AWD in recent times. although I think the third generation of the system – electrified SH-AWD – has allowed us to jump above the line along with make a bigger step than if we’d stuck with conventional technology. The magic can be how the idea responds immediately; in which’s the first thing in which hits me along with the idea’s what gives the auto its lightweight feel.
Does the hybrid angle pose opportunities or problems?
We need to be clear on where the NSX stands. We’re way clear of something like a Ferrari 458 on efficiency, although we’re not from the same ballpark as something like a plug-in hybrid saloon. The battery from the NSX can be actually quite smaller – around 1kWh – although the idea’s designed to aid performance rather than providing large range, so the idea’s Great at discharging along with recharging very quickly.
Supercars are a bit of a numbers game. Aren’t you worried in which the NSX will simply look outgunned?
I take you back to the phrase ‘Everyday supercar’. We’re trying to bring back the NSX based on those values. The original NSX was a hard car to explain in numbers along with so can be in which generation. although we’re comfortable enough with in which.
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