It looks as though Honda is making a purposeful run at redefining themselves as a serious player in the performance car segment with new that the Japanese manufacturer have trademarked the ‘ZSX’ name with the European Union Intellectual Property Office on July 26.
With local sales for the new 373kW/550Nm Honda NSX kicking off at an eye-watering $420,000AUD, the Honda ZSX may be the smaller, more accessible sports car that Honda fans have been crying out for since the S2000 fell by the wayside in 2009.
This isn’t the first time that Honda have registered the ZSX namesake after trademarking the name in the United States in 2012.
Speaking to French publication Automoto, a Honda engineer confirmed that Honda will launch the ZSX as a concept car at the 2017 Detroit Motorshow.
Speculation is running rife that the ZSX will share the same engine 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the Civic Type R, albeit with the addition of two hybrid-electric turbochargers.