Second batch to arrive in Britain from mid-2018; first allocation of 100 cars has sold out

Honda is increasing its UK allocation of the NSX from 100 to 150 cars now that all examples destined for Britain have been sold.

The first 100 cars confirmed for Britain were snapped up within 12 months of order books opening, so 50 more NSXs will be offered here, with first deliveries beginning in mid-2018.

Demand has exceeded the brand’s expectations despite there being just two UK dealers that offer the NSX, Crown Honda in Hendon and Chiswick Honda. Honda UK boss Dave Hodgetts believes the car’s iconic predecessor has helped to improve its desirability.

“The NSX represents both the pinnacle of engineering for Honda when it comes to road cars and also continues the heritage of Honda’s original NSX supercar produced between 1990 and 2005, which makes it all the more sought-after,” he said. “The confirmation of this fresh allocation to arrive in the UK next year will allow the die-hard fans that haven’t been able to get their hands on the latest NSX to finally get their wish.”

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The NSX is priced from £149,050 and uses a hybrid drivetrain that mates a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 engine to three electric motors. Peak power is 573bhp and the car can do 191mph.

The Ford GT is another limited-run supercar to sell well in Britain. That car is priced from around £395,000 but demand has outstripped predictions, so much so that the original UK allocation of five cars per year has been raised to 25.

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24 August 2017

I believe that only around 200 original NSXs were officially imported, so the fact that Honda have secured a further order of 150 cars with the new one already makes it a success. So with a decent halo model  (or two if you count the Type-R)  in place , the company now needs to start sellling some of its mainstream models. And it needs to bring bag its hybrids and start innovating again!

24 August 2017
LP in Brighton wrote:

...already makes it a success.

How so? The allocation is 50 more, not 150. The original sold around 18,500 cars, hardly a failure for such a car by anyone's standard. Then, as now, the UK/European market is relatively insignificant compared to the US where Japanese manufacturer's have tradionally focussed and the Acura NSX sold pretty well. This also mention additional 'allocation', not production. The cynical might suggest it's not selling as well as expected hence shifting allocation around.

25 August 2017

Sale disaster

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