The second-generation Honda NSX supercar has been spotted hot-weather testing in Alice Springs ahead of its local launch in 2016 and shortly after its world premiere last month in Detroit.
Featuring a hybrid drivetrain with a mid-mounted 75-degree dry sump V6 and a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the NSX comes with three electric motors on-board, one at each of the front wheels, and a direct drive unit at the rear that’s wedged between the V6 and the transmission.
While Honda hasn’t confirmed power and torque figures, or pricing for Australia, the NSX is expected to be priced from US$150,000 when it launches in the USA during the third quarter of 2015. It is expected that the car will carry a price tag closer to $250,000 or even higher when it eventually launches in Australia.
Despite a development halt due to the GFC, Honda Australia Director Stephen Collins confirmed to CarAdvice in 2013 that the NSX would make it to Australia closely following the right-hand-drive production commencement at the end of 2015.
“We are absolutely thrilled to announce today that the NSX is coming to our shores. It was a revolution when it was first launched back in 1990 and this generation aims even higher”, Collins said.
The NSX will be built at Honda’s manufacturing plant in Ohio, USA instead of Japan. The decision was driven by Honda wanting to produce the NSX in its highest selling market.
CarAdvice has contacted Honda Australia for comment on the photograph.
Update: In response to the images, Honda Australia spokesperson Melissa Cross told CarAdvice that it would be inappropriate to comment on spy photographs.
Update #2: We have added more photographs of the NSX sent in by a CarAdvice reader in Alice Springs. Click on the Photos tab to see them all.