So, here we are in the aftermath of the first supercar supernova of 2015. At the Detroit Motor Show, Honda finally, finally showed us the production version of the long-awaited NSX hybrid supercar, set to appear by the end of the year.
Not to be outdone at its home show however, Ford pulled a bit of a blinder too; to much surprise, it rolled out the brand new GT supercar, an evolution of Jeremy’s favourite blue-collar supercar from the last decade, and a car that can trace its bloodline all the way back to those lovely GT40s from the 1960s.
So, two brand new supercars jostling in the circa-600bhp playground, both scheduled to land by early 2016. And both, you’ll have to admit, look bloody amazing.
They are however, two very different ways of going about the whole supercar business. In the red corner, we have a complex, petrol-electric hybrid with processing power greater than Top Gear’s collective knowhow is able to comprehend. In the blue corner? Um, a big blue Ford with a powerful turbocharged engine and lots of aero.
No doubt both will square up against each other for real next year, but how does the fight pan out on paper? TG rounds up everything you need to know about both supercars here.
Seconds out, round one…