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The Honda NSX won’t hit the streets until 2015, but Honda UK has already opened a pre-order bank for the hotly anticipated supercar.

Honda UK has already received more than 20 £5000 ($7400) deposits for the next-generation all-wheel-drive hybrid sports car, despite its design and pricing still to be finalised.

The dynamically-styled NSX Concept was first unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in 2012, and made another appearance at last month’s Geneva Motor Show, whetting appetites for Honda’s successor to the original NSX, which has been out of production since 2005.

Honda NSX Concept 2

The NSX Concept features a low, wide stance, smooth surfaces and edgy details that communicate an undeniably aggressive supercar attitude.

The interior looks almost production-ready, itsclutter-free emphasis allowing the driver to focus on the driving experience.

Honda says in keeping with the spirit of the original NSX its designers have strived to deliver synergy between man and machine.

Honda NSX Concept 4

The new NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injection V6 engine driving the rear wheels and two electric motors that will supply power to the fronts. The system is dubbed Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive).

The electric motors utilise a bilateral torque-adjustable control system so the hybrid all-wheel-drive system can instantly generate negative or positive torque to the front wheels during cornering, which Honda claims will deliver handling performance unmatched by previous AWD systems.

The new NSX will be manufactured at a new production facility in central Ohio, USA.

Honda NSX Concept 5

The first-generation Honda NSX was launched in 1990 and spent 15 years in production selling 18,000 units globally – 280 of those in Australia.

The new Honda NSX has yet to be confirmed for Australia.


  • $29896495

    Honda and the rest of the Japanese are turning so much stuff out of America, it’s no wonder their build and design quality has gone to sh*t

    • anthony

      huwtm – do you not like NSX Concept? what about the interior?

      • $29896495

        I don’t mind it at all, though I think it’s a bit sharp. The original still looks good. But I stand by my statement, which isn’t really directed at this car, just that it’s going to be built in the US, and you can’t deny that over all, Honda’s, Toyota’s Nissan’s design credibility is pretty much shot. Most of that is because they are designed in the US with too much chrome and to much everything else.

        The quality of design and product planing that was once Honda is no more. No more Prelude, Integra, CXR, 2000GT, or the imaginative Civics of days gone by, or Accords or Accord coupes here. It’s mostly ugly SUVs and low end engines for us.

    • Matt

      Nonsense comment. The design of this is stunning. Honda has done a fantastic job.

      Saw an original NSX up close the other day – looks brilliant even today.

    • Rock Halliday

      stupid uninformed comment. Honda, Toyota and Nissan have been building cars in America and Canada for over 30 years and the vehicles manufactured there have consistently rated the highest quality. Due to it’s extremely high quality standards the Toyota factory in Ontario, Canada is the only Toyota factory outside of Japan that manufactures Lexus vehicles.

      • $29896495

        Well that was a knee “JERK” reaction if ever there was one. Thos quality measures are north American, considering they accept lower quality across the board than us, sure it would seem that they are getting a better product. But that’s not the whole point, as you missed the fact that since these cars have been using US design and manufacturing, the quantifiable product quality stemming from that has fallen dramatically. The US with very rare exceptions these days is designing and producing some of the worst looking, worst performing cars on the planet. You can’t deny that. those Japanese/Americans are leading the charge.

        • Rock Halliday

          “quantifiable product quality stemming from that has fallen dramatically…” LOL!! where is your source for that silly statement?

          • $29896495

            For gods sake put a shirt on, what do you think this is facebook – Your answer is in what I wrote. go use your eyes and look at some history.

  • jimmyz

    Its finally about time Honda is returning to the performance car market. I can’t wait!!!

  • Audietron

    I’m interested in how the model turns out closer to the release date of the NSX. Although the car itself doesn’t seem to have any outlandish ideas like the BMW i8 but they have have trouble trying to keep the car relatively cheap (Honda doesn’t really make expensive cars) but they may make an exception

  • Hung Low

    The original is still a looker today and built to last unlike the Italians
    of its era. This new model looks brilliant, get on it Honda.

  • Shak

    I can imagine those who put down deposits will be highly disappointed when they go to pick up their car and they see a watered down version of the stunning concept. If Honda want this car to do well, they need to make it look exactly like the concept and price it under 100K.

    • $29896495

      yep

    • VTiR

      If you want it under $100k, it’s going to be a watered-down and average version of the concept. I for one hope Honda throws every bit of technology and innovation they have into this car, show us just what they’re capable of (like they did with the original NSX) and reignite the performance heritage of the brand. If that means it’s expensive, then so be it!

      • Hung Low

        It will be priced similar to the GTR I assume, and if it sets any of the benchmarks the previous model did, then its worth the price.

  • Sader

    I am very interested on this AWD system, and how it will be unmatched. Since AWD is not really Honda thing in the pass. Anyway wonder will they make a Mugen version like the NSX Mugen Type RR concept.