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New NSX - anyone driven one?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by NathWraith, Jan 4, 2019.

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  1. NathWraith

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    Yeah, I wouldn't buy a new one. 1-2 year old cars are available around £105K currently.
     
  2. The Running Man

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    I say that but of course if someone offered me a Porsche I'd take it. But I'm sure the Honda can be made to sound good with an exhaust or some mods ?
     
  3. NathWraith

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    From what I’ve read, the quicksilver option is what people often go for. However for the money involved you’d think it would sound better.

    Hopefully Irl it will be all good.
     
  4. UberTiger

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    Saw one of these in Putney a while back, looked absolutely stunning.

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  5. NathWraith

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    Wow that is gorgeous
     
  6. rebel rebel

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    Is that number plate legal?
     
  7. lemonade

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    It's a typical British motoring review. Absolute delight at driving a Japanese performance car (look at Tiffs face driving the NSX). But they will still always pick a Euro (usually German) make, because its Euro and the other is Japanese so deemed not good enough.

    I think the sound of the NSX will be fine, it won't have that orgasmic screaming V6 VTEC song, but it sounds nice & throaty in the video, bet its a bit better in the flesh. But all these modern turbo engines just seem to sound very tamed by nature.
     
  8. Firestar_3x

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    Shock as a car built in Europe for Europeans appeals more to Europeans tastes.
     
  9. lemonade

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    I don't get these type of thinking. Would it be worth 150k if it was the same car but say with a BMW or McLaren badge on it? That 150k is buying you cutting edge technology and engineering. What other supercar has that kind of tech & engineering the NSX has in that price range?

    Honda as a company is unique amongst the major car manufacturers, has an illustrious history & heritage, yet somehow in peoples mind its still not good enough.

    People also used to dismiss the original NSX when it was still in production, it got its praises, but was hugely under-rated for what it was. Then after it went out of production it suddenly became one of the motoring gods. The world is very fickle.
     
  10. lemonade

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    I get that, but speaking in general about reviews, in a review by a journalist you would expect a bit more impartiality, and also as car enthusiasts you would think those things wouldn't matter so much.
     
  11. The Running Man

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    Not white, looks like an audi
     
  12. NathWraith

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    If you mean Audi R8? That's no bad thing, they are beautiful cars. Although I think the NSX looks far more special.

    If you mean a 2.0 Tdi A3 on PCP finance @ £800 month. Then errrr, no.
     
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  13. Nasher

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    They do look nicer than other modern Hondas (Civic lol). But I don't know why Honda like shiny black plastic so much, it makes the front bumper look cheap.
     
  14. JayEmm

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    I am very curious to know how you get on with the test drive, I think the NSX is a stunning looking car and a proper supercar in terms of presence. It is also quite compact despite the elecrric gubbins.

    I did ask Honda if I could have a go but they said no :(
     
  15. NathWraith

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    Ok guys, pics to follow but a short synopsis below. I have driven the AMG GTC, Huracan LP-610, R8 V10 (gen2)plus recently for reference:

    Right boys.

    Pros:
    - amazing looks, honestly pics don’t it justice
    - handling, wow. Shouldn’t surprised as it’s a Honda but decimated the R8/Huracan here.
    - pliability, you can use all the power all the time and it’s easy as hell.
    - car feels light to drive around despite kerb weigh and visibility is best in class.
    - rarity, jdm points etc
    - interior is very nice despite mixed reviews imo

    Cons:
    - sound isn’t the best, hardly any exhaust noise.
    - brake feel is weird(they aren’t actually connected)
    - doesn’t actually “feel” that fast
    - cost, more £££ than an R8 or AMG GTC
    - gearbox isn’t as fast as R8/Huracan
    - flappy paddles are made of kinder toy grade plastic
     
  16. NathWraith

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  17. JayEmm

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    I think the issue which would bug me most would be the noise. Vital part of the supercar experience for me
     
  18. Joe T

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    I've not seen one in black (even in pics) - looks tasty!
     
  19. Freelanc3r

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    Seems lacking in the noise department. Last thing you want to be doing when you're in super car territory is have a list of things you want to change when you buy the car.
     
  20. pioneer2000

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    Not as bad as the price of a V6 eco boost Ford GT!