You have been waiting patiently for Honda to just put the NSX into production already. After years of building the anticipation and a string of concepts, the time has come.
Just two hours after Ford threatened to hog the limelight at the Detroit Motor Show, Honda hit back with the reveal of the production-ready NSX. “It’s just badass… in a luxury kind of a way,” Mike Accavitti, Honda senior vice president and Acura general manager, told a throng of reporters. “It not only lives up to the legacy of its predecessor, it’s the stuff that our dreams are made of,” purred Accavitti.
The hot hybrid Honda will have an output of more than 410kW, courtesy of a twin-turbocharged V6 engine supplemented by a rear-drive electric motor, in addition to two electric motors driving the front wheels. It’s all shifted via a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Honda’s engineers promise a “zero delay” acceleration experience and a driving character that anticipates the driver’s desire. There’s a launch control function too as well as four driving modes: Quiet, which sees the car cruise along only on electric power, Sport, Sport Plus and Track. It’s purported to have the lowest centre of gravity in its class.
The NSX will be manufactured at Honda’s Performance Centre in Marysville, Ohio. It will be coming to South Africa.