The hybrid Honda NSX supercar is one of the most hyped cars of the year – and dealers are cashing in on that, with some asking more than £70,000 over list price.
With right-hand-drive models in high demand, an Auto Trader search reveals three delivery-mileage cars with a price tag of more than £200,000. When Honda’s given a list price of £144,765, that’s quite a mark-up.
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Two of those cars are at specialist London car dealer, Clive Sutton. Customers at the luxury car dealership can choose between a black and a blue NSX, both with fewer than 100 miles on the clock. The price? £209,950.
“Order books closed over two years ago and Clive Sutton brings you the chance to own Honda’s reborn icon as a ground-breaking hybrid,” said the dealer in an advert for the car. “The vehicle is a 2017/17 registration and in the very rare Nouvelle Blue with red/black leather & Alcantara power heated sport seats, carbon ceramic brake discs with red brake calipers, full carbon fibre options and the navigation pack.”
The claim for the priciest Honda NSX, meanwhile, goes to a Porsche specialist in Lincolnshire, which has a silver example with just 20 miles on the clock and an incredible £218,995 asking price.
Last year, Motoring Research reported that the hybrid supercar had a two year waiting list – which goes some way to explaining today’s extortionate prices.
“It’s a real halo car for the brand,” said Honda UK’s MD at the time, Philip Crossman. “Both us at Honda UK and our dealers are looking forward to doing lots with this car to boost our profile.”
The two-seater hybrid supercar combined a mid-mounted V6 engine with three electric motors to produce a combined 581hp. This takes it to 62mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 191mph.
If you’re wanting to beat the waiting list but your budget falls short of £200,000, some dealers are offering them from around £160,000. The original NSX, meanwhile, starts at around £30,000 for a high-mileage example.