2016 Honda NSX Returns To The Supercar Fray With $420k Pricetag

Honda’s second-generation NSX supercar is preparing to launch in Australia, with five specialised dealers gearing up to begin taking orders soon.

Honda has today confirmed that Australia customers will be looking at a $420,000 price of admission, but describes the Australian specification car as arriving with ‘almost all the option boxes ticked.’

“As a hybrid technological tour-de-force, the all-wheel drive Honda NSX challenges perceptions about what constitutes a supercar, just as the original did,” Honda Australia Director Stephen Collins said.

The car is billed as a supercar, with hypercar levels of technology, thanks to the Sport Hybrid Super Handling All Wheel Drive System, which sees the NSX powered by a mid-mounted twin-turbo V6 engine, paired with a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission.

A Direct Drive Motor is paired with the main drivetrain unit to provide supplimentary zero-rpm torque, while up front a Twin Motor Unit provides electric drive independently to the front wheels.

Total output for the combined system is rated at 427kW, with 373kW from the V6 engine, 27kW from the front TMU and 35kW from the rear DDM. Torque is rated at 55oNm from the petrol engine, with a combined 646Nm in total.

To help convey that power properly, the NSX comes equipped with what Honda calls its Integrated Dynamics System, which can cycle through Quiet, Sport, Sport+ and Track modes of the steering, brakes (mechanical and electro-servo), throttle, vehicle stability

assist, magnetorheological dampers and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD control systems.

The front double wishbone and rear multilink suspension utilises aluminium components, while aluminum, also features in the construction of the NSX’s spaceframe and cross members.

“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.” Mr Collins said.

Standard features include LED headlights, DRL and tail lights, semianiline leather and alcantara interior trim, alcantara roof lining, 7.0-inch colour touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8.0-inch Dynamic TFT instrument cluster.

Premium nine-speaker audio, and heated, electrically adjustable sports leather seats are also part of the standard Aussie-spec package, as is the carbon fibre exterior and interior packages, as well as carbon ceramic brakes.

A range of eight exterior and four interior colour schemes will be offered, with three metallic paint finishes asking a further $1500, and two premium finishes for $10,000 extra.

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