Honda NSX Concept-GT

This is the Honda NSX Concept-GT racer, which the Japanese carmaker unveiled recently. The car turned up at Super GT Round 5, which took place over the weekend at the Suzuka circuit.

Although it’s based on the NSX Concept you first saw at the 2012 Detroit show, the Honda NSX Concept-GT doesn’t carry a V6 – it packs instead a mid-mounted 2.0 litre direct-injected four-cylinder turbo engine. It’s also a hybrid, however.

No other technical specifics were divulged, but the GT500 class limits output to 500 hp, so the hybrid racer shouldn’t produce far from that figure. Expect to see it run the full 10-race season next year in this class.

The road-going NSX, which is to be built at a new Performance Manufacturing Centre in Ohio, is scheduled to go on sale in 2015. A running prototype made its debut recently at Indy – treat your ears to its song here.