Honda HSV-010 Testing

Special Cars 4 Jan 2010
Honda HSV-010 Testing

The Honda HSV-010 GT racing car has been spotted during testing at Suzuka racetrack. The new V8-powered racer will compete in the Super GT series and could preview a new design direction for future production models.


Honda Racing has recently been spotted testing the HSV-010 at the Suzuka Race Track in Japan. Some spectators even snagged some great test video of the screaming formula-one-esque V8s shaking up the bleachers.

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Some have said the exterior styling could be that of a projected revival of the NSX… but most (including Honda) say not a chance. Judging by the level of detail from this test subject it should be interesting to see what could end up on future production vehicles.

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Honda is experimenting in many exterior styling motifs that many of the high end exotic cars have employed. Extreme tumble home sheering, as if taking a cheese cutter to a block of clay at an angle, then finishing it off with a sweet little DLO graphic.

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Honda designers have even brought in a bit of bangle-ism/ Lexus L flare in the rear lamp design; accentuating the extreme funnel shape the car takes while pulling in all of its shape complexity; ranging from soft edges of the front attributes, to harsh body lines and shoulders that pull the car back as if in a sling shot while standing still.

(Source: Autoblog.com)

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