2015 Honda NSX Already Sold Out in UK
Despite not being released yet, the Honda NSX supercar has already seen its UK order book closed. But why have 100 people pre-ordered a car that nobody outside of Honda has even driven yet?
The new Honda NSX is due to make its official public debut at the Detroit Motor Show next January, but the fact that little is known about it hasn’t stopped 100 UK-based Honda fans placing pre-orders already. Obviously the concept version of the NSX that did the rounds this year, including at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, was enough to mesmerize the people who saw it.
With an estimated price tag of £75,000 when sales officially start next year, the NSX is being lauded by Honda as offering “the excitement of a Ferrari 458 at the price of the Porsche 911”.
But it’s not just Ferrari and Porsche that get a name check in the same breath as the NSX and Honda also like to throw out models like the Nissan GT-R, Audi R8 and McLaren 12C when talking about their all-wheel-drive supercar.
So what can we expect from the new NSX?
Well, judging by the prototypes, the NSX will boast air vents in the bonnet and a lower front grille. But let’s set aesthetics aside for now, as we won’t really know more until the Detroit Motor Show, and instead let’s talk about the grunt.
The rear end of the hybrid NSX will be powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 and electric motor powertrain, which is expected to churn out around 500-horsepower. The front wheels will be powered by twin electric motors and the transmission is thought to be seven-speed dual-clutch.
While the power may not sound immensely impressive, it’s the NSX’s torque – generated from all those electric motors and engine – that will be its most notable performance factor. Couple that with sharp handling and you’ve got a car that is a very exciting prospect indeed.