From the fuss made by Audi and the smug ‘early adopters’ who rushed to
buy them and be first to commute to work in them, you could have believed that
the R8 really was the first ‘everyday supercar’. Except it wasn’t. More than two decades ago, Honda
introduced the NSX. The name stood for New Sportscar eXperimental.
Words: Richard Hammond
Pics: Justin Leighton
This article originally appeared in the June 2012 issue of Top Gear magazine