Think Hondas are boring? Think again, says Ray Massey on ThisIsMoney.co.uk. The Japanese motor giant might be best known for its bread-and-butter family cars, but its new NSX supercar will "blow your socks off".
It features enough new technology to "mount a mission to Mars", including a sophisticated petrol-electric hybrid engine and an "electronic brain" for delivering extra stability, grip and security when you take bends at speed. But for all the power and tech, it's a "user-friendly doddle and a delight to drive".
On the road, the NSX feels incredibly capable but also extremely composed, agrees Henry Catchpole in Evo magazine. You get none of the nervous, twitchy feelings through the wheel that you do with a Ferrari, and the brakes are perhaps the most impressive thing of all: full of power and easily modulated yet with a natural feel. And that goes for the rest of the driving experience too: despite all the technological wizardry, the NSX feels quite natural and intuitive to drive.
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This car has been a long time coming and has a lot to prove given the quality of its nearest rivals, says Ben Miller in Car. At times, it feels confused. Is it trying to be cool, smart and futuristic like the BMW i8? Or raw, thrilling and immediate like a McLaren 570S or Audi R8? Either way, it is "technically fascinating, impressively resolved and unfeasibly easy to drive fast". Perhaps in truth the NSX is simply out on its own.
Price: £138,000Engine: 3.5-litre V6 petrol plus three electric motorsPower: 581bhpTop speed: 191mph0-62mph: under 3 secondsFuel economy: average 28.2mpg
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