Honda’s new NSX is now a production reality, but it seems the supercar’s concept forebear has some life in it yet.
Australian fans have never seen the latest NSX concept on their own turf, thanks largely to the deaths of the Melbourne and Sydney motor shows - the obvious destinations for this type of concept.
Now, however, Honda is back in Formula 1 - and when you can’t find a big nation-stopping motor show, a nation-stopping race will do just fine.
This week, the carmaker has announced it will showcase the NSX concept at March’s Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, marking its first appearance on local soil.
“The NSX Concept will be the star attraction of Honda’s on-circuit display at Albert Park. There will be many fans of the original supercar who we know will enjoy this exclusive preview,” Honda Australia boss Stephen Collins said.
‘Preview’ is right, with the production NSX debuting in Detroit last week with an almost mirror-image reproduction of the concept’s styling.
A local look at the proper production NSX could still be sometime away, with an Australian sales launch not expect to occur until next year.
Buyers will be able to lay their wallets on the line sooner than that, however.
“We hope to start taking local pre-orders for the NSX in mid-2015, with deliveries to customers from 2016,” Mr Collins said.
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