Word about an alleged ‘baby’ Honda NSX has been limited in the last 12 months and with no official talk about the car from Honda itself, it seemed the project may have been dead in the water.
However, a number of new patent images have been published by the European Union Intellectual Property Office and Auto Guide which highlight the interior of the upcoming sports car, allegedly dubbed the ZSX.
The images show that the car has an interior layout with obvious similarities to the current NSX, including a familiar center console design and dashboard. Perhaps what stands out the most is the Formula One-inspired steering wheel and bucket seats which appear to be fixed to the monocoque and flow seamlessly into the doors.
The exterior of the car depicted is pretty much identical to what patent images revealed in August 2016 and that’s certainly no bad thing with the car adopting styling cues from the NSX but shrinking them down into a smaller package.
If the car in question does come to fruition, it will act as the spiritual successor to the Honda S2000 and could rival the new Toyota Supra. Power would likely come from the 2.0-liter turbocharged four of the Civic Type R and be coupled with a pair of electric motors.