They say a year is a long time in show business. Well, it’s even longer in the world of cars. And you know what’s longer than a year? Nine years.
Nine years. That’s how long we’ve been waiting since Honda announced it would build a successor to one of the coolest, and finest, supercars in the world: a new NSX.
Nine years. In that time we’ve seen the Ferrari F430 bow out, the F430 Scuderia arrive, obliterate, and then bow out, the 458 Italia charge onto the blocks, the 458 Speciale hove into view, and witnessed the TG award-winning Speciale Aperta. To chart the 911’s seven-year trajectory would require a new internet, too.
But at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this month, we finally saw the final, final production version of the Honda supercar set to do battle with the Ferrari 458, Porsche 911 and indeed, the upcoming Ford GT.
You can read all about the new NSX’s vital stats here - 3.5-litre turbo’d V6, electric motors, fancy gearbox, all-wheel-drive, many horsepowers etc etc - but here, we’ve provided a definitive timeline of the NSX’s birth.