Given the popularity of drop-top supercars, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if the Japanese automaker does indeed cut the roof of its hybrid supercar. As of yet, however, our spy photographers have yet to see an NSX Roadster testing in the wild so if the car is indeed launching in the coming months, Honda has been very secretive about putting it through its paces.
Any possible convertible version of the Honda / Acura NSX would inevitably feature the same powertrain as the hardtop. Consequently, the car would use a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to three electric motors to deliver a combined 573 hp and 476 lb-ft of torque. That grunt would be enough to send an NSX Roadster to 62 mph (100 km/h) in roughly 3 seconds.
As it stands, the NSX coupe is one of the most attractive cars in its segment. Chop the roof off and revise the rear decklid with a pair of flying buttresses and the NSX Roadster could look even better.
Honda’s plans for the NSX may not stop here either. In fact, the company has apparently been working on an NSX Type R for quite some time now with even better straight-line performance and handling than the existing model.