The Nazca Lines are a series of geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert, in southern Peru, which were believed to be created more than a thousand years ago. A world heritage site, the geoglyphs vary from simple lines, geometric shapes and zoomorphic designs of animals, all created by removing the reddish-brown iron oxide-coated pebbles that cover the surface of the desert.

No one knows exactly why the geoglyphs were created, and its mystery has managed to pique Honda’s interest, so far so that the carmaker went forth to recreate one of the famous designs by the Nazca culture – the “Hummingbird.” A high resolution image of the drawing was used to produce a set of GPS coordinates that would form the basis of the 965 metre-long recreation.

As a twist, Honda brought in a new NSX to help recreate the iconic geoglyph on the El Mirage Dry Lake in California, USA. The hybrid sports car, with its Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system proved to be very efficient as one of Honda’s drivers was guided to create the design in the sand via a head-mounted display.

With a 3.5 litre twin-turbocharged petrol V6 engine producing 500 hp and 550 Nm driving the rear wheels, the NSX also features a pair of electric motors at the front that produce a torque vectoring effect in tight turns, useful for the 30 hairpin turns to produce the drawing of a bird. Honda calls this “driving drawing,” and we can’t wait to see what else it draws next.