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Fuel type Hybrid
Engine size 3.5
Hendy Sports Cars Poole
The Honda NSX is in many ways a landmark car. Sure, Japan had produced some fondly remembered sporting cars before it, most notably the Datsun 240Z and Toyota Celica GT4. However, nothing had come from the Orient to challenge the established supercar elite of Ferrari and Porsche. Not until Honda unveiled the NSX to an astonished press at the 1989 Tokyo Show.
Here was a car that offered genuine supercar performance, wrapped up in a high-tech aluminium construction and offering a V6 engine with Honda's renowned VTEC valve technology. It also looked ready to go into production, unlike so many other show cars. Never again would the Japanese be dismissed as pretenders to the supercar crown.
That British NSX sales never amounted to more than a trickle is largely due to our own perceptions of what a supercar should represent. It should be fast, look magnificent and make you feel like a rock star. The NSX just about scores two out of three there. In the final analysis, the NSX wasn't mad, bad or dangerous enough to play the supercar role with any great conviction. However, if you see mad, bad and dangerous are just another way to say ill-conceived and inconvenient, you'll love the NSX. With used prices looking tempting, consider the alternatives carefully. You could be in a brand new Toyota Avensis, or a used Honda NSX. Whoever said life was full of tricky decisions had never driven a Honda NSX.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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