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Honda unveils its Japan GT500 entry – The HSV-010 GT


You’ve seen it shout about like a F1 car in a video on this website before, and now, Honda has officially announced its entry for the Japanese GT500 class – The HSV-010 GT. It stands for ‘Honda Sports Velocity’ and while that runs dangerously close to sounding cheesy, the specs and the look of this car will be anything but. Take a look..


And if you're feeling more than a bit nerdy today, here are some tech specs to drool over -


Dimensions     Length x Width x Height (m)   4.675 x 2.000 x (not disclosed)

Weight               Wheelbase (m)                 2.700

                         Vehicle weight (kg)           1,100 or more

Engine            Engine name                   HR10EG

                        Configuration                 Liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, longitudinal V8

                V angle (°)                  90

                Valve train                   Gear-driven DOHC: 2 intake and 2 exhaust              valves per cylinder

                Displacement (cm3)            3,397

                Bore x stroke (mm)            93.0 x 62.5

                Compression ratio             (Not disclosed)

                Maximum output(kW[PS])        370 (500 ) or more

                Maximum torque(N·m[kg・m])     392 (40.0) or more

                Throttle control system       Mechanical

                Fuel supply system            Programmed fuel injection system (Honda PGM-FI)

                Fuel                          Lead-free premium gasoline

                Lubrication                   Dry sump


Powertrain     Transmission mechanism        Constant mesh

running system  Transmission shifting method  Steering paddle shifter

                Steering system mechanism     Rack and pinion system with electric power steering (EPS)

Tires(Front·Rear)             330/40R18·330/45R17

Brake type and mechanism      Hydraulic ventilated disc system

Suspension system             Double wishbone

                Stabilizer                    Torsion bar