The waiting time for the car is about 12 months now.
During the first six months of this year, Acura has managed to deliver 278 examples of the NSX in the United States, according to statistics from CarSalesBase. This number represents a strong increase over last year’s sales, when a total of 269 units were handed to customers.
Apparently, the NSX is a sales hit across the Atlantic Ocean as well, as Honda has just announced it has sold its full allocation of 100 NSXs in the United Kingdom for only 12 months. The Japanese manufacturer will sell additional 50 examples of the sports car in the country with customers putting order today expected to receive their cars in mid-2018 onwards. Simply said, the waiting time for the car is about 12 months now.
“The NSX represents both the pinnacle of engineering for Honda when it comes to road cars and also continues the heritage of Honda’s original NSX supercar produced between 1990 and 2005, which makes it all the more sought-after,” Dave Hodgetts, managing director at Honda UK, commented. “The confirmation of this fresh allocation to arrive in the UK next year will allow the die-hard fans that haven’t been able to get their hands on the latest NSX to finally get their wish.”
Priced at just under £150,000 (approximately $192,345 at the current exchange rates), the Ohio-produced NSX is available at two Honda dealerships in Britain. First customer deliveries in Europe are expected in autumn this year and the brand has already confirmed the continent will be the leading exporting market for the model.
Honda might spice things up with a even hotter version of the model, as a possible prototype of it was recently caught testing on the Nurburgring in Germany. Rumors suggest the Japanese company might ditch the electric motors and boost the turbos of the 3.5-liter gas unit, seeking lower curb weight and similar power output.
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Honda UK has today confirmed the next delivery of NSX bound for UK shores. Launched last summer, the NSX has been a solid success story for the UK market and Honda has already sold through its first allocation of just 100 cars in the first 12 months.
At launch last summer, Honda announced the initial cars would be delivered to the launch customers over a two year period. With this second allocation of 50 cars heading for the UK, potential customers will be able to get their hands on the new NSX in mid-2018 onwards.
With demand still far exceeding the capacity for supply, and whilst still scarce and a rarity on the roads, Honda has confirmed the waiting time for the car is now just 12 months.
Originally starting with just Crown Honda in Hendon as the sole supplier and aftercare specialist, Honda UK has since appointed Chiswick Honda as the UK’s second dealer for the NSX to ensure the business continues to offer a strong customer sales and aftersales experience.
Dave Hodgetts, managing director of Honda UK, commented: “The NSX represents both the pinnacle of engineering for Honda when it comes to road cars and also continues the heritage of Honda’s original NSX supercar produced between 1990 and 2005, which makes it all the more sought-after. The confirmation of this fresh allocation to arrive in the UK next year will allow the die-hard fans that haven’t been able to get their hands on the latest NSX to finally get their wish – all they need to do is get in touch with either Crown Honda or Chiswick Honda.”
Starting from just under £150,000 and made in Marysville Ohio by a highly specialist team of just 100 people, the NSX boasts 573hp and is capable of reaching speeds of up to 191mph and the 0-62mph sprint in less than three seconds. Powered by a 3.5 litre DOHC V6 engine and three electric motors, the NSX uses four different modes to adjust the driving experience, with the integrated dynamic system (IDS) featuring Quiet, Sport, Sport + and Track, all of which alter the engine, motor, transmission, chassis response and engine sound level to differing levels.
With deliveries of the first customer cars in autumn last year, Honda confirmed ahead of launch that Europe would be the leading export region for sales of NSX.