New Honda NSX supercar yours from a cool $420,000
Honda Australia has confirmed that Australian buyers will have to stump up $420,000 should they wish to park Honda’s latest supercar creation, the reborn NSX, in their garage.
Honda promises that the NSX is a value for money supercar package, with carbon ceramic brakes and carbon fibre exterior and interior packages fitted as standard. A total of eight exterior colours will be available, three standard solid, three metallic colours for an extra $1,500 and two premium colours based on Andaro aerospace technology for an extra $10,000 one of these colours is the Valencia Red hero colour. Each of the exterior colours are matched to one of four interior colour schemes.
The NSX is powered by a mid mounted twin turbo V6, coupled to a nine-speed dual clutch transmission, which forms part of Honda’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD where the petrol engine powers the rear wheels and an electric motor powers each of the front wheels, thus providing all-paw grip. An electric drive motor at the rear gives the petrol engine an extra boost.
The Honda NSX drivetrain produces a scorching 427kW of power and 646 Nm of torque, with the V6 producing 373 kW @ 6500 – 7000rpm and 550 Nm @ 2000 – 6000rpm, the Twin Motor Unit at the front develops 27 kW @ 4000rpm and the Direct Drive Motor (Rear) makes for 35 kW @ 3000rpm.
The body is fashioned from a variety of exotic materials, with an aluminum spaceframe, a key contributor to the car’s strength and lightness.
The interior is fitted with leather and lcantara trim, 8-inch Dynamic thin-film transistor gauge cluster, a 7 inch infotainment touchscreen that includes Apple Car Play and Android Auto along with a premium nine speaker sound system.
Honda Australia boss Steve Collins said the new NSX will serve as a hero car for Honda Australia “we’ve seen the renewed positive interest in Honda from the Australian public with the arrival of the HR-V and just-launched Civic. The arrival of the Honda NSX is an important signal to our Australian customers that Honda is truly a technology and engineering company that can deliver not only efficient, well packaged small cars, people movers and SUVs, but also a high-performance hybrid supercar.”
Mr Collins added that a considerable number of local customers had expressed strong interest in the car “many have read the positive reports about the Honda NSX in overseas publications and were prepared to put money down, without even driving it.”