It wasn't easy for Honda with the old GT500 NSX either. They were using an NA engine while Toyota and Nissan ran V8s for a time and turbos. There was also an issue with the NSX chassis(?). The car wasn't competitve. This was before they switched to the FR HSV. I understand the pouint about the current car being competitve. I'm not a fan of the Hondas like I used to be, but not even as a fan, but as a choice Honda could make, because of a possible change in regulations.