2016 Honda NSX US Pricing Revealed
The new Honda NSX will be a hybrid behemoth boasting around 550-horsepower. Roll on 2016…
When it goes on sale in the US at the start of 2016, the new Honda NSX will carry a starting price tag of $156,000 (£105,000).
The first example will be sold under the hammer at a charity auction, the proceeds of which will go to two children’s charities. Honda fans will then be able to take advantage of the firm’s online configuration and ordering system sometime in February.
Despite boasting a starting price of $156,000, the cost of a new NSX supercar rises dramatically to $205,700 when it’s fully spec’d up. Furthermore, reports suggest that the pricing is expected to be the same in dollars and pounds, so forget that £105,000 price tag and expect one that’s closer to £156,000. The lower of these two prices would put the NSX in the same league price wise as the Audi R8, Porsche 911 and BMW i8. However, if the higher price is what Honda decide to opt for it will see the NSX pitted against cars like the Ferrari 458 and McLaren 570S.
The original Honda NSX was unveiled at the Chicago Motor Show in 1989 (yes it’s that old) and enjoyed a production run of 15 years before it was discontinued back in 2005. Since then, Honda hasn’t had a car to rival the likes of Porsche and Ferrari and it’s hoping the new NSX could be that vehicle.
Honda first revealed that the new NSX would feature a huge V10 engine in 2007 and hoped it would go on sale before the end of the decade. That was before the global recession hit, however, and the car was shelved until now.
When it finally does get released, we can expect a twin-turbocharged V6 engine with no less than three electric motors bolted on. This hybrid configuration will output around 550-horsepower to all four wheels, which will propel the NSX to 62mph in just 2.9 seconds.
Honda says that the new NSX “challenges prevailing beliefs about supercars as much as the first generation did a quarter of a century ago.” It’s an exciting prospect indeed!