CUSTOMERS will be able to officially purchase a Honda NSX from December 1, but the cars will arrive the month prior.
A left-hook pre-production NSX has been on display with a Honda dealer in Melbourne, but an NSX won’t take to Australian roads until the end of the year when they arrive in late November.
Honda confirmed to Wheels the NSXs that customers will be able to purchase are set to arrive in Australia in late November, early December, but stressed that could change at late notice.
The Japanese manufacturer refused to say how many cars will arrive, but two of the hybrids would be set aside for press and dealer activities.
Honda Australia remains tight-lipped on pricing, and refuses to budge on suggestions the car could cost north of $400,000 for local buyers. A Honda spokesperson gave no suggestion on a price bracket for the highly-anticipated car.
However, dealers are holding orders from five different customers across the country, while fielding “many” expressions of interest.
Official pre-orders will not start until Honda formally announces the final price for the Hybrid supercar.
The Australian-spec NSX will be similar to models seen in the USA and UK, which sell for USD$207,000 and £155,000 respectively.
Using those prices as a gauge, Australian customers could expect to pay between $267,000 and $274,000.
Honda hopes to make an official announcement regarding pricing for the NSX by the end of July.
The Japanese manufacture remains uncertain how many NSXs will arrive in Australia, with allocations from the factory not yet finalised.
A spokesperson for Honda Australia says formal allocations “depends on demand across key markets such as US, Japan, and Europe.”
When the NSX does finally arrive, it will come equipped with a hybrid powertrain that is made up of a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6, and three electric motors, producing a grand-total of 427kW.
NSX project boss Ted Klaus is reported as saying the car could be transformed into a ‘platform’, with up to five different models. These include a lightweight performance model, and an all-electric version.
Honda fielded a pair of all-electric NSXs at this year’s Pikes Peak Hillclimb.