Honda Australia has officially announced the pricing and specifications for their born again hybrid supercar, the Honda NSX.
As we have reported previously, the Honda NSX will carry a price tag of $420,000 plus on road costs, making it the most expensive Japanese car on sale today.
Already establishing itself as a global halo performance car for Honda, the all-wheel drive NSX will be sold through five dedicated dealers in Australia:
- Yarra Honda (VIC)
- Scotts Honda (NSW)
- Austral Honda (QLD)
- Nordic Honda (SA)
- Burswood Honda (WA)
The car will be available in a range of eight exterior colours and combination of four interior trims. A choice of three solid exterior colours are available as standard, with three additional metallic colours available for $1,500. The Honda NSX is also said to offer the latest in Andaro aerospace technology with two premium colours, including the hero Valencia Red Pearl, for an additional $10,000.
Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins said the Honda NSX would play an important role in Australia.
“We’ve seen the renewed positive interest in Honda from the Australian public with the arrival of the HR-V and just-launched Civic,” he said. “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.”
Already, some Australian customers have been in contact with dealers and paid deposits for the Honda’s hybrid supercar, he said. “Many have read the positive reports about the Honda NSX in overseas publications and were prepared to put money down, without even driving it,” he said.
Honda Australia already has one Honda NSX in the country to show prospective customers, which is currently undertaking a national ‘road-show’ so the five dealers can showcase the car until mid-October.
Mr. Collins says because of its limited availability globally, the Honda 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. It will be the must-have supercar in Australia among those owners who appreciate finely crafted automobiles,” he said. In North America the car already has a two-year waiting list.
The NSX is powered by an advanced hybrid engine consisting of a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged V6 engine delivering 373kW/550Nm, paired with an all new nine-speed dual clutch transmission (9DCT) and 35kW Direct Drive Motor that supplements the engine with instant torque response. Together, these components comprise the rear power unit.
At the front, a 27kW Twin Motor Unit (TMU), with two electric motors independently drive the left and right front wheels.
Total system output is rated at 427kW and 646Nm of torque.
Surrounding the sophisticated drivetrain is a multi-material body, with its aluminium intensive spaceframe offering the best structural rigidity while keeping weight in check.
The hand-built in America supercar also comes with Honda’s Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) that integrates all of the vehicle’s dynamic systems – steering, brakes (mechanical and electro-servo), throttle, vehicle stability assist, magnetorheological dampers and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD control systems. The IDS offers four driving modes – Quiet, Sport, Sport+ and Track.
Key features include:
- LED exterior lighting (headlights, DRLs, taillights)
- Semi-aniline leather/alcantara interior, alcantara roof lining
- 7-inch colour touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and Bluetooth
- 8-inch Dynamic thin-film transistor gauge cluster
- Heated and electric sports leather seats
- Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
- Premium 9-speaker audio system
- Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- 7 airbags (front, side, curtain, driver’s knee)
- Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System with location and pressure indicators
- 8-way electrically adjustable sports bucket seats
- Flush-mounted automatic power pop-out door handles
Australian delivered NSX models will also gain carbon fibre exterior and interior packages as standard, along with high-performance, lightweight carbon ceramic brakes.
Carbon fibre exterior package:
- Carbon fibre roof
- Carbon fibre engine cover
- Carbon fibre rear decklid spoiler
- Carbon-ceramic brake rotors
- Exclusive interwoven wheels
- Carbon fibre rear diffuser
- Carbon fibre front underspoiler
- Carbon fibre side skirts
- Dark chrome exhaust finisher
Carbon fibre interior package:
- Carbon fibre meter visor
- Carbon fibre upper steering-wheel rim
- Carbon fibre steering wheel spokes
- Brushed aluminium pedals and footrest
Read ForceGT’s 2017 Honda NSX First Impression Review here.