Honda NSX Chief Engineer Answers Important Questions In Frankfurt

When I say, important I don’t mean anything related to technical specifications, but the attitude with which problems and questions at hand are approached. Honda’s Chief Engineer for the NSX project, Ted Klaus, jokingly says that his wife calls him half-Japanese, and well, for the car to still be a recognizable Honda/Acura effort, despite being made and even partially developed in the US, he’d better be…

Present at the Frankfurt motor show, Klaus was featured in a video which had him answering fans’ questions, raked in from the social media scene. Again, no real revelations are made in the video, but I think all of his answers were balanced, yet still had a hint of passion about them, which I say is really important for a car like the upcoming hybrid NSX.

That is often overlooked in the industry as it is now, and we get cars that only ever sounded good at the first board meeting that discussed their creation, then proving to either be too bland, or too quirky, or too hard to operate, or have annoying niggles that would have been sorted out if the human touch wasn’t completely lost.

Check out the video Q&A below.

By Andrei Nedelea

PHOTO GALLERY

Honda-NSX_1Honda-NSX_3Honda-NSX_2

VIDEO

Lexus Safety System+ To Be Standard Equipment On All 2020 Models

The safety suite includes automatic high beam headlights, adaptive cruise control and a a pre-collision system.

Porsche North America Boss Says EVs Will Soon Become Commonplace

Porsche is confident it can easily out-sell its first year of production of the upcoming Taycan .

2020 MINI Electric Teased, Debuts July 9th

MINI is going electric, but the upcoming Cooper SE is only expected to have a range of approximately 114 miles.

Korean Brands Dominate Initial Quality Study, But Porsche’s 911 Comes Out On Top

Genesis had the highest initial quality and they were closely followed by Kia and Hyundai.

Ford Says Explorer ST Customers Aren’t Interested In A V8

The hottest Explorer on sale is powered by an EcoBoost 3.0-liter V6 with 400 HP.

SUV And Tow Truck Decide To Go Their Separate Ways

After the SUV fell off, the tow truck began rolling forward towards a parked van.

2020 Cadillac XT5 Facelift Bows In China With Minor Updates

The 2020 Cadillac XT5 has a new grille and an updated infotainment system with a rotary controller.

Spiderman Goes Electric, Takes A Spin In The Audi E-tron GT

The latest Spiderman flick will feature cameos by the Audi A7, Q8 and e-tron.

Acura To Tackle Pikes Peak With A 400 HP MDX Sport Hybrid

Acura is also bringing along four other models to the hillclimb, including two NSXs.

James Bond May Drive The Aston Martin Valhalla In New Film

The Valhalla will hit the streets in 2021 with a 1,000 hp hybrid powertrain.