The Honda NSX is different from any other classic sports car - It’s a genuine sports car that all owners and drivers can enjoy.
It’ll be a joy to own: Beautiful design; beautiful engineering; super-rare (you will never park next to another one); discrete; elegant; esoteric; reliable; comparatively cheap to run; and – crucially - it’s not going to go down in value. Compared to the equivalent Porsche or Ferrari, the NSX is currently undervalued.
It’ll be a joy to drive: Comfortable, satisfying, effortless, with brilliant handling.
If you are reading this you’ll be interested in acquiring an NSX. So, what’s the best NSX to buy? What will be the best to drive?
It’s no surprise to learn that the best price (and hence the best investment) for any classic car will go to:
a) the rarest cars, where demand exceeds supply;
b) those cars with the best provenance (that usually means UK-supplied cars with full history);
c) those cars that show light, consistent use (often super-low mileage cars will develop faults through lack of use); and
d) that are maintained in the best condition.
This car ticks all the boxes: This “Facelift’ Manual NSX Coupe is the rarest (only 19 cars were sold in 2005 – the last year of production). It was supplied new on 31 March 2005 by Honda Bristol. It has a full service history with 12 Honda main dealer stamps in the service book. It has covered 39,000 miles and the service history and MOTs show light, regular use. It has beautiful Berlina Black paintwork with black perforated leather seats. We have known the two previous owners and this car has been fastidiously maintained and cared for as part of the owners’ car collections.
Its 3.2 litre 24 valve aluminium (with titanium con-rods) engine is superb, with noticeably more torque than it’s 3.0 litre predecessor. The 6-speed gearbox is easy to use, with light clutch, smooth gear change and perfect ratios.
If your intention is to have it as an investment and sell on at a later date; or to drive everyday and enjoy; or just to keep, treasure, and derive that unique pleasure of ownership, it doesn’t matter. This is simply one of the best NSX available today.
Is all the above just sales talk? Or the result of our passion for the NSX? Do you share our view that the NSX one of the best classic sports cars money can buy? Do you agree? Better still, come down and have a test drive and decide for yourself.
If you want the next generation of supercar performance and ownership experience, using the latest hybrid technologies, you have very few choices:
McLaren P1 Porsche 918 La Ferrari
..... and this, the NEW Honda NSX. It is simply brilliant.
The technology in the new NSX is really impressive: The twin-turbocharged 3.4-litre V6; nine speed gearbox; high-tech materials; torque vectoring using the twin electric motors at the front; third generation magnetic ride dampers; Direct Yaw Control, fly-by-wire braking; all of which combined make the car feel alive and nimble.
On fast roads the car is a brilliantly capable, involving, enjoyable machine.
The most impressive thing for me is the 'quiet mode'. Understated; unassuming; classy. Everyone loves the car - not something you can say about a Ferrari!
Only 100 coming to the UK, this is number 34. The car is with us, ready to go.
130R White Ebony Semi - Aniline Leather and Alcantara Power Heated Seats Grey Interwoven Wheels Carbon Ceramic Brake Discs with Red Calipers Exterior Sport Pack Interior Sport Pack Technology Pack
I want to say the price is £199,995. But that makes us sound like run-of-the-mill car dealership, which we are not. So let's just be sensible and say £165,000. It's the keenest priced new NSX available; and about a million quid cheaper than the alternatives from Porsche, McLaren and Ferrari.
Sometimes I think that owning a 911 is a bit like being married to Angela Merkel. Reliable, dependable, effective. A bit overweight. A rather old design that has improved over the years. Really strong and stable (as opposed to ‘that’s-what-my-advisors-told-me-to say’ pretend strong and stable). I bet her husband (like a 911 owner) is just a little bit smug having convinced himself he’s made such a wise decision.
However, owning a Noble M12 GTO-3 is like going out with Kate Moss. British. Bonkers. Certainly not carrying any extra pounds. Some parts of her look like they come from Dagenham. If you look closely, you can see some signs of age. But on the whole she still looks absolutely fantastic. Other men will give you discreet nods of knowing approval. They know about these things. Others will want to take your photograph. On the whole, whenever you take her out, you can be guaranteed of the best time ever.
This Noble GTO-3 was first registered 3rd March 2003. With three owners from new, it has spent most of its life in the owners’ garages, having completed only 21,600 miles. Diamond Black with Black / Grey Alcantara interior. Four-point race harness, as well as the inertia reel seat belts. It has the 3.0, twin-turbocharged engine (with track-day sump), five speed Getrag gearbox with the Quaife Limited Slip Differential.
We have just carried out a check over and full service with all new fluids (including Mobil 1 engine and gearbox oil, uprated brake fluid, spark plugs, etc). It has brand new Bridgestone tyres on perfect original alloy wheels.
It has just passed an MOT with no advisories
This is simply a superb classic British sports car. There are very few cars that are as usable, so brilliantly capable, and fun to drive. Good examples are getting rarer and this is a perfect opportunity to acquire a low-mileage M12 GTO-3.
Engine: V6, 2968cc twin-turbo
Max power: 352bhp @ 6200rpm
Max torque: 350lb ft @ 6200rpm
Transmission: Five-speed manual, rear-wheel drive
Tyres: New Bridgestone RE050 225/40 ZR18 front, 265/35 ZR18 rear