Hammond drives the icons: Honda NSX
The everyday supercar developed by Ayrton Senna hasn't got any less fun...
Posted: 26 Jun 2012
But, look up, and you realise that you really are perched down low between the front wheels. The noise is, as the looks would suggest, pretty subdued, especially pulling away, but there is all that howling V6 business available at the prod of the throttle. Not all good news when you stamp on that particular pedal, though.
Sure, 60mph comes up in just five seconds, but tip it into a corner, and there is smeary, dreary understeer. Get more jiggly with the pedal, and it’ll sort itself out though, and, let’s not forget, tyre technology has moved on a hell of a lot since Del Boy was king, and a new set of rubber might just cancel out the disappointment. Get past that, and it feels tight, taut and balanced.