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