Honda New Zealand has announced that the NSX will be released to the New Zealand market in 2016.
Managing Director, Nobuya Sonoda says, “Honda New Zealand is excited to announce the launch of the new NSX in 2016. The NSX is a part of Honda’s DNA, and we are proud to bring this icon to New Zealand. The release of the NSX is perfectly timed with Honda’s return to Motorsport, and it celebrates our international direction as a company.”
Honda revealed the firsty production version of the highly anticipated next generation NSX, at the 2015 North American International Auto Show today. The production model, in a scintillating NSX Red finish, took the stage with a growl from its twin turbo charged engine.
Specifically created to bring a “new sports experience” to the supercar
segment, the NSX challenges conventional beliefs about supercars — much as the first generation did a quarter century ago. The approach is realised through an all-new power unit—a twin-turbocharged 75-degree DOHC V6 engine with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) and three-electric motor Sport Hybrid system—integrated with an ultra-rigid and lightweight multi-material body with world’s-first material applications and new manufacturing processes. Developed under the concept of a “human-centred supercar,” a car that puts the driver first in every aspect of its design, the next-generation NSX will leverage its state-of-the-art hybrid upercar power unit, body and chassis to deliver exceptionally intuitive and immediate response to driver inputs.
The development of next-generation NSX, driven by precision crafted performance, has resulted in a clean-sheet design, which involved nearly three years of intensive development effort by a global design and engineering team.
“Our global team embraced the challenge to create a new sports car experience, leveraging new technology to deliver incredibly vivid performance in a vehicle that responds intuitively and immediately to the will of the driver,” said Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global development leader of the new NSX. “The NSX delivers pinnacle supercar performance, with zero-delay acceleration and exhilarating, confidence-inspiring driving dynamics.”
“The new NSX is a product of what we term Interwoven Dynamic design,” said Michelle Christensen, NSX exterior design project leader. “It represents the ideal blending of exotic sports car form and supercar function.”
The exact date of the New Zealand release is yet to be confirmed.