Enthusiasts mourn the passing of two supercar legends this month as Renault and Honda announce the end of production for the outrageous Clio V6 and the still-breathtaking Honda NSX.
The NSX has been on sale since 1990, but the quantity of reworking that will be required for it to meet 2006 emissions regulations means the 270bhp mid-engined coupe’s time has come. An all-new replacement for Honda’s halo model is unlikely to arrive before 2008, but for those who can’t wait that long and wish to join the 18,000 who have already invested in an NSX there is a limited run of 12 end-of-line cars coming to the UK.
The two NSX-T targas at £63.300 and 10 NSX coupes at £60,300 will feature unique colour and trim combinations.
Renault’s wild three-litre V6 powered Clio arrived in 2001, first with 227bhp and later uprated (in 2004) to 252bhp. The UK is RenaultSport’s largest market, but as yet there are no plans for a V6 version of the new Clio, which goes on sale in October.