Honda Australia has confirmed Australian pricing for its new NSX, the hybrid supercar to cost $420,000 before on-road costs.
This puts the new NSX directly in line with the likes of the Lamborghini Huracan, McLaren 570S, Porsche 911 Turbo S and Ferrari 488 GTB in the fiercely competitive supercar segment.
In its previous guise, the NSX was more of a 911 Carrera competitor, costing $245,500 for the coupe and $256,500 for the Targa at its 2002 release.
Pricing may have increased substantially, but so has performance, the combination of a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 and three electric motors producing a combined 427kW/646Nm and powering the NSX to 100km/h in “under three seconds” according to Honda.
As you’d expect at this price point, the NSX comes fully loaded with equipment that’s optional overseas, including carbon-ceramic brakes and carbon fibre packages for the exterior and interior. Only three colours are available as standard though, with metallic paint $1500 extra and two premium finishes an extra $10,000.
Only five dealers will sell the NSX in Australia, Yarra Honda (VIC), Scotts Honda (NSW), Austral Honda (QLD), Nordic Honda (SA) and Burswood Honda (WA), with high overseas demand expected to mean local supplies will be extremely limited.
Check back tomorrow at 9am to read our first drive review of the new Honda NSX.