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Acura HSC Concept '04
Acura HSC Concept '04
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Acura
Drivetrain MR[3]
Max Power 325 HP
Performance Points 490 PP
Top Speed 210 miles per hour (340 km/h)
Weight 1,150 kilograms (2,500 lb)

The Acura HSC Concept '04 is a concept car produced by Acura. It first appears in Gran Turismo 4.

BackgroundEdit

The Acura HSC Concept was first introduced in the Detroit Auto Show in 2003. HSC meaning High-performance Sports Concept.

The HSC is a design study combining the ultimate in supercar performance with the interior comfort and handling ease of a daily driver. It features a lightweight body, a compact yet powerful engine and a racing-inspired interior.

The High-Performance Sports Concept features a lightweight 3.5-liter V-6 engine located midship for optimum balance and superior handling. Shifting is accomplished through a unique dial shifter located on the center console or an F-1 style paddle shifter located on the steering wheel.

The HSC features a 4-wheel double wishbone suspension with six-piston caliper Brembo disc brakes on each wheel. Five-spoke forged aluminum alloy racing wheels are shod with 245/35ZR19 tires in front and 295/30ZR20 tires in the rear.

The HSC body is composed of carbon fiber panels over an all-aluminum unit body frame. Short overhangs and a 104.7-inch wheelbase maximize handling and agility.

The cockpit is rounded and sleek for an aggressive look as well as increased visibility. A clear glass engine cover, located behind the cockpit, shows off the engine. The lower body boasts a low waistline, rectangular air intakes on both sides, curvaceous fenders, scissor-style doors and sharp lines that leave no doubt to the concept's sporty nature.

The wedge-shaped front fascia includes large, lower air ducts, projector-style HID headlamps and smooth lines for enhanced aerodynamics. In the rear, high-illumination LEDs are incorporated into the taillight housing for a visibility-enhancing three-dimensional design. Dual exhaust tips are integrated into the bumper and a rearview camera, located next to the taillights, transmits the view behind the car to the driver via the navigation system tilt-up screen when the concept shifts into reverse.

Inside, the concept features a race inspired cockpit with black nubuck leather trim and anodized aluminum accents on the door panels, center console, steering wheel and meter housings. Dual gauge clusters feature a tachometer/shift meter on the left and an analog/digital speedometer on the right. A thick, leather-wrapped performance steering wheel and aluminum foot pedals offer increased road feedback and precise control.

Many thought of it to be the next NSX, but Honda never officially announced this.

The project was abandoned for unspecified reasons. Nonetheless, a new project is in the works: The next generation NSX. It will be an FR V10 vehicle.

DescriptionEdit

The Honda HSC Sports Concept Car was first announced at the 37th annual Tokyo Motor Show in 2003. It was thought that the car would become the next-generation NSX. The HSC's exterior dimension of 167 inches, 74 inches and 44 inches, overall length, width, and height respectively, were nearly identical to those of the NSX. With its DOHC V6 mounted amidships, the drivetrain layout was also the same as Honda's flagship sports car.

The HSC's styling was aggressive and sporty. It's wide, low nose, highlighted by canted fixed headlights, made it stand out in a crowd. The major visual difference between it and the NSX were the HSC's sharp waistline and shape of the rear end, characterized by distinctive-looking taillights. Unlike, the NSX, however; the HSC featured a short rear overhang, which made the profile of the car seem more compact than that of Honda's production sports car.

Power of the 3.2-liter V6 was rated at more than 295 HP, making it a potent performance vehicle. The HSC also boasted a whole slew of new equipment that included small CCD rear-view cameras that replaced the side mirrors. Also, the instrument panel incorporated what the company called a "layered information meter" that allowed the driver to concentrate more on the road ahead than reading the various gauges in the cluster. The HSC never became the NSX successor because production for the NSX was halted in 2005.

AcquisitionEdit

GT4Edit

This car can only be obtained by winning the Type R Meeting, but this is only possible in the US version of the game.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

This car is a Standard Car, and can occasionally be bought at the Used Car Dealership for around 748,000 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. It is a Level 8 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 750.000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive

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