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    Damn!!

    Honda cancelled its new NSX because of world wide slumping sales. Too bad, the car sounded very interesting.
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    Re: Damn!!

    Honda is becoming the new Toyota; blunt and boring! They were renowned for engineering excellence and were proud of their motorsport heritage and now they are pulling out of F1, canning their supercar and care only about "green" technology. Hondas were always among the quickest cars in their segments, now they are the pensioners' choice. Pitty...


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    FERRARI RULES!!!

    Re: Damn!!

    WHAAAT? they already spend millions and millions... the car is done. That's huge news, do you have a link to the news source nick? (I loved that sound)
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    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd


    Re: Damn!!

    Atzporsche:
    WHAAAT? they already spend millions and millions... the car is done. That's huge news, do you have a link to the news source nick? (I loved that sound)
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    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/Honda-Concepts/236594/


            


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    Re: Damn!!

    I wonder if the GT-R had something to do with their decision.Smiley
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    Re: Damn!!

    Not likely, Honda does not shy away from competition and I doubt that it wouldn't be able to upstage Datsun, pardon I mean Nissan. ;)  It had everything to do with their profits that are 67% down compared to their initial predictions. Expect Lexus to can their supercar also. Furthermore, Luc di Montezemelo has said that they will delay their new products till the timing is right to launch them. He referred to the Alfa 149 in particular but I have few doubts that the F142 was in the back of his head also...
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    Re: Damn!!

    Wow this is pretty big... because as far as i was thinking their markets were not so affected by the US stupidity yet... Honda seems to have been running on a tight financial plan such that they would be affected this quickly... Stopped NSX project which was well underway in the middle of everything (huge losses there show serious lack of cash flow realize such a decision). Then the sudden pull from F1 even though they were not getting the results in the end. Also take a look at this:

    Toyota supports Detroit 3's pleas for bailout bucks

    http://www.autoblog.com/2008/12/16/toyota-supports-detroit-3s-pleas-for-bailout-bucks/

    It appears that the big 3s downfall in the US will affect the entire automotive industry globally as secondary product suppliers will go down with the Americans as well. The above article stated that Toyota is in such a position and even though they are in competition with the Big 3, seeing them go bankrupt will hurt them as well... so they're hoping for the gov'n bailout.

    On the other hand, the NSX development raised a lot of questions for me as they seemed to have completely changed it from its original mid engine layout. Big mistake because that will put it in competition with the GT-R.





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    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd


     
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