We're all absolutely gutted about the NSX being canned. I for one couldn't wait to see what Honda's take on the supercar would be this time around.

But we have to get a bit real. There's no Honda F1 team to justify trying to market a mega road car and while we would all love a new NSX it was never going to be one to boost Honda's bottom line - if it made money at all that is.

The question is whether other such esoteric performance cars are also about to be served a death sentence. Lexus's LFA looks vunerable as does the Lotus Esprit. We're not holding our breath for BMW's proposed supercar either.