Honda has revealed the new NSX will cost £137,950 in the UK, with deliveries starting in the autumn – but eager buyers keen to get into the Porsche 911-challenging super sports car face a long wait: the UK order bank is currently full for TWO YEARS.
Even Honda BTCC driver and three-time champion Matt Neal hasn’t so far been able to jump the queue, despite offering to pay list price for the new 581hp Honda!
UK prices were revealed at the European media launch of the new NSX, where Honda UK MD Philip Crossman told us interest in the car has been extraordinary. “It’s a real halo car for the brand. Both us at Honda UK and our dealers are looking forward to doing lots with this car to boost our profile.”
Built in Ohio, United States, the new Honda NSX has been four years in development and arrives 25 years after the original model went on sale in the UK. With clever F1-like drive systems, it is hoped the hybrid sports car will do for Honda what the R8 did for Audi.
Although Honda has confirmed the price of the new NSX, other information is preliminary ahead of final European homologation being completed. Honda expects the new NSX to officially average more than 28mpg though, with current CO2 listed as 228g/km – easily escaping the top-rate tax band.
Its ability to run on electric power alone may also offer benefits in the city, should future regulations be introduced to tackle air pollution.