The Acura / Honda NSX hybrid supercar has been long in the making and even longer awaited by eager fans – but that doesn’t mean we can’t complain about the prices for the sports car on the European market.
While Honda – like any other automaker – has been busy dealing with its appearance on the show floor of the Geneva Motor Show it has also found the time to reveal the pricing details concerning the NSX model in European livery. And in Germany – the land of restriction free Autobahns – the hybrid power supercar has been priced from $196,330 (€180,000), which is actually a tad more expensive than going for the ubiquitous Porsche 911 Turbo (€174,669). The same goes for the United Kingdom where the NSX can be had starting from at least $180,400 (£130,000) while the same German menace goes for $177,147 (£126,925). That’s even costlier than what Acura asks for the NSX in America (MSRP at $156,000) and at least they have the excuse that we’re dealing with an “upscale” brand.
Never mind the mind-boggling price, Honda will open the order books for the NSX in Europe starting April – and the company has already announced the Old Continent will represent the main export area for the sales of the hybrid supercar. The model can only be snatched through a special network of authorized dealers in “key European locations” with deliveries expected to kick off during the autumn.