Honda NSX price has been revealed and is it what you expect?
If the new Honda NSX Hybrid something you are looking to but then unfortunately you could be waiting away and there is a slim chance you so obtaining one, as Honda UK’s allocation for the next two to Three years are already counted for.
In 2014 Honda UK accepted £5000 deposits from around 100 customers and closed the pre-order books for the NSX.
The first time you will see the Honda NSX on the road will be in the autumn when the deliveries go out to the customers.
25 years after the first generation NSX the second generation is finally on its way. The New NSX is built around a lightweight structure and has a mid-mounted V6 engine, and that is where the resemblance to the original all-aluminium NSX ends.
The New NSX has a petrol-electric hybrid power-train driving all four wheels and a new multi-material structure with an ultra-stiff carbon-fibre floor.
The centre of the NSX’s power-train is 75 degree, twin-turbocharged V6, which drives an all-new nine speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The NSX’s sport hybrid system incorporates three electric motors, giving the total system output of 550bhp at 7500rpm with torque rated at 406lb ft.
All of the above allows the NSX to reach 62mph in just 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 191mph.
The NSX has been described as having a space-frame design that is constructed from ultra-high-strength steel steel and aluminium.
It also features a “world-first aluminium casting process that combines the benefits of both cast and forged components”.
The new NSX is 40mm longer than the original, 130mm wider and 45mm higher. The track front is a signifcant 145mm wider and the rear track 75mm wider. The cars shape was aerodynamically refined in Honda’s Ohio wind tunnel.
The very first NSX that is being sold under the Acura brand in the US was sold at auction for charity at the end of January for a huge $1.2 million. The original NSX sold 1419 examples in Europe between 1990-2007 and from 18,700 sales globally.
There have been rumours tat the Honda NSX Convertible will likely be made.
The Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911, Audi R8, Ferrari 458 and McLaren 12C are among the competitors that were used as benchmarks by the development team, according to Klaus. “We’re looking for the excitement of the 458 at the price of the 911, and we think the hybrid technology can help us achieve that,” he said.
“The NSX has never been about a set of figures on a piece of paper,” he added. “As with the original, the eventual power figure won’t grab headlines, for instance, but the qualities that you can’t write down, such as driver involvement and pleasure, are the ones that will matter. As engineers, we like numbers, but I’m acutely aware that if we build this car against a set of criteria that has been written down, we will lose our sense of focus.”
The NSX’s starting price makes it priced below the McLarens 570S that costs £143,250, but the 532bhp version of the Audi R8 comes in at £119,500 which makes it cheaper.
The Honda NSX comes at a price of £130,000
Honda’s president, Takanobu Ito, has also hinted a racing NSX will be made. Speaking at the launch of the original concept car at the Detroit motor show in 2012, he said: “It is a car that is up to the performance of racing and, while this car is for customers, you might see it racing as well. Since 2005 we have strived to make a successor, but global change has had a colossal effect on the industry in that time. Even a supercar must respond to environmental responsibility. This car is about high performance through efficiency.”