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New details emerge on the 2009 Acura NSX

by Nick Aziz

The 2009 Honda/ Acura NSX will target the Ferrari F430 and Lamborghini Gallardo, according to Britain's AutoExpress magazine. Currently, the automaker is said to be testing two "stunning" prototypes -- one with a front-engine layout, and one with a mid-engine, like the previous model. The car will have a 500 horsepower V10 and all-wheel-drive -- as indicated by previous reports -- and will also set the stage for a new design direction at Acura, according to AE. Recently, Germany's Auto Motor und Sport said the new NSX would be something of a rand tourer and target Aston Martin. Given the use of a high-revving V10 engine, we tend to agree with the AutoExpress analysis. (Pictured right is a Honda supercar concept that might give some hints to the design of the new NSX).