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Honda HSC "The 37th Tokyo Motor Show Concept Car" '03
Honda HSC "The 37th Tokyo Motor Show Concept Car" '03
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 Honda
Drivetrain MR[3]
Engine 3.5-liter V6
Max Power 314 BHP/7500rpm
Performance Points 490 PP
Max Torque 34 kgfm/5500rpm
0-60 Mph 4.7 seconds
Top Speed 186 miles per hour (299 km/h)
Length 167 inches
Width 74 inches
Height 44 inches
Weight 1,150 kilograms (2,500 lb)

The Honda HSC "The 37th Tokyo Motor Show Concept Car" '03 is a Concept car produced by Honda. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

HistoryEdit

Mainly, this car was based on the Honda NSX, even though Honda didn't confirm it. Many features were incorporated into the original NSX like the mid-engined layout, the rear window which stretches across the back-end, the sloping front used to create downforce; all of these features were representing the characteristics of the original 3.2l V6 beast.

On The RoadEdit

This car is relatively easy to drive round corners when you're at the right speed; there is a slight bit of understeer when coming out of corners with full acceleration. You could say this would be a perfect test car for beginners with learning to take corners at the right speed. It has fairly quick acceleration until you get to about 120 miles per hour (190 km/h), then it gradually pulls itself towards it's 186 miles per hour (299 km/h) max speed limit.

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

GT6Edit

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

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Honda HSC "The 37th Tokyo Motor Show Concept Car" '03 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 749,674 Credits. It is a Level 8 car. The HSC '03 may also be won from winning the Grand Valley 300km endurance race in A-Spec.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits.

GT4Edit

This car can only be obtained by winning the Type R Meeting.

TriviaEdit

  • In the NTSC-U/C version of Gran Turismo 4, the Honda HSC is named the Acura HSC. (NOTE: Acura is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Honda Motor Company.)

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

VideoEdit

Honda HSC (The 37th Tokyo Motor Show Concept Car) '0302:05

Honda HSC (The 37th Tokyo Motor Show Concept Car) '03

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