Honda has finally confirmed numbers for its long-awaited hybrid supercar, which makes 427kW, 646Nm and weighs 1725kg.
The dry-sump 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6, revving to (in not the greatest news for VTEC fans) 7500rpm and with a highish-for-a-turbo-car 10:1 compression ratio, accounts for 375kW and 500Nm of that. The rest comes from a rear-mounted electric motor and two smaller electric motors on the front axle.
Honda’s not claiming any 0-100km/h times as yet, but a launch control program suggests they're serious about dipping deep into three-second territory, helped also by a nine-speed dual-clutch auto.
The NSX will offer drives four modes - Sport, Sport Plus, Track, and an EV mode for all-electric cruising over short distances, although the exact electric-only range hasn’t been released.
The new NSX - which was supposed to get a V10 when it was first revealed in concept form in 2007 - is expected to arrive in Australia late next year with a pricetag somewhere around $250,000.
MOTOR’s had a short drive ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show - read our review in an upcoming issue.
Full specs download is available on the Honda website.