We have seen many fires involving high-performance cars in the past. Exotic brands like Ferrari and Porsche have had a fair share of the incident involving their brainchildren the 458 Italia and 911 GT3. Similar story for Honda here, as they have just been dealt a blow in their pursuit of developing the new Honda NSX, after the prototype caught fire at the Nurburgring.
Looking at the pictures, the fire seems to have spawned from the engine bay, considering the damage beyond repair on the rear section of the car. The two drivers who were testing the NSX were unharmed, but the mid-mounted V6 unit, possibly together with the dual-clutch gearbox, clearly burnt to a crisp.
Honda has yet to make a statement regarding this unfortunate event but it could well set back Honda’s plans to bring the car into production at its Performance Manufacturing Centre in Ohio in 2015.