The highly anticipated new generation Honda NSX will come to Australia, although a specific delivery date has yet to be confirmed by Honda’s Australian headquarters.
Honda Australia director Stephen Collins, says the NSX will be a welcome addition to Australia’s line-up. “It was a revolution when it was first launched back in 1990 and this generation aims even higher,” he says.
The Honda NSX has a rich history around the world and diehard fans of this supercar have been waiting a long time for the new model to come to production. It was a Wheels magazine Car of the Year in 1991 and even the late Brazilian Formula One legend Ayrton Senna was involved in the development of the first-generation vehicle before the model was discontinued in 2005.
Last year, a new NSX concept was unveiled at the Detroit Motorshow. Dynamically styled, the NSX concept makes use of lightweight materials and a mid-mounted V6 engine. It employs several new technologies, including Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) which utilises a unique two electric motor drive unit with a bilateral torque adjustable control system. The hybrid all-wheel-drive system can instantly generate negative or positive torque to the front wheels during cornering, unmatched by previous AWD systems.
A powerful next-generation VTEC V6 engine with direct-injection works in concert with a dual clutch transmission with built-in electric motor to create supercar acceleration while offering outstanding efficiency.
While most supercars opt for brute force delivered from a large engine, the NSX Concept champions the true racing philosophy of an extremely favourable power-to-weight ratio.
Honda also has reduced the drive-away price of its Odyssey by $2000 to $37,990 and $45,990 for the Luxury model. According to Honda Australia director, Stephen Collins the Odyssey has been a solid success story for Honda, maintaining strong sales and earning many loyal fans since its introduction in 1994.
The family-friendly seven-seater people mover has won a swag of awards including Australia’s Best Cars Best People Mover, Wheels magazine’s 1995 Car of the Year and Drive’s Car of the Year – Best People Mover.
Features on the Honda Odyssey include multi-function touch screen satellite navigation with live traffic updates, DVD player, reversing camera, 60:40 split fold-down second row seats, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming plus retractable third-row seats for extra luggage space. The Luxury model also features 17-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone climate control, aero bumpers and side skirts.
Prices quoted do not include statutory and dealer on-road charges unless otherwise stated. Prices correct at time of writing.