A prototype Honda NSX will take to the track at the Honda Indy 200 IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on 4th August.

The NSX prototype, which will be wearing custom graphics for the event, will drive a lap of the course before the race starts.

The new NSX is set to go on sale in 2015, and will be built at the new Performance Manufacturing Centre in nearby Marysville.

The prototype is said to honour the styling and proportions of the NSX Concept shown at Detroit in 2012.

The new NSX is to be powered by a mid-mounted V6 engine, coupled with Honda’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system.