If the performance of Honda’s NSX supercar doesn’t take your breath away, the price is sure to.
The Japanese car maker revealed the car will be priced from $420,000 plus on roads when it arrives later in the year - a big jump from the $245,500 the previous model bowed out at in 2004.
But even at this astronomical figure Honda says several punters have already handed over deposits in the hope of securing one.
“The arrival of the Honda NSX is an important signal to our Australian customers that Honda is truly a technology and engineering company that can deliver not only efficient, well packaged small cars, people movers and SUVs - but also a high-performance hybrid supercar,” Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins said.
It will be the must-have supercar in Australia.
Powered by a hybrid, twin turbo V6 powertrain, the NSX will go head to head with the likes of the Porsche 911, Mercedes AMG GT and the Ferrari’s 488.
The car produces a combined output of 427kW and is capable of rocketing from rest to 100km/h in around 3.0 seconds.
Power is fed to all four wheels through a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The car will be available in a range of eight exterior colours and combination of four high-quality interior trims.
A choice of three solid exterior colours are available as standard, with three additional metallic colours available for $1500 extra.
The latest in Andaro aerospace technology with two premium colours, including the hero Valencia Red Pearl - for an additional $10,000.
Five dealers have been appointed to sell the car, one in each of the major states.
Tasmania, the ACT and Northern Territory miss out.
Because of its limited availability globally, Mr Collins said the NSX would remain a relatively rare car on Australia roads.
“It will be exclusive; so those customers who value such exclusivity will really appreciate the Honda NSX,” he said.
“It will be the must-have supercar in Australia among those owners who appreciate finely crafted automobiles.”
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