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The Top Gear car review:Honda NSX
For:Brilliantly clever powertrain, brutal acceleration, the looks
Against:Waiting list means delivery will take a while
What is it?
An AWD V6 hyper-hybrid that’s been a decade in the making – and the revival of a nameplate not seen since 2005, when the Aytron Senna-developed original ceased production. Why have we waited so long? The NSX’s gestation was somewhat troubled, with Honda considering a N/A V10 before settling on a V6, and then deciding to add twin-turbos and rotate it through 90 degrees for better weight distribution.
Developed in the USA and built as a showcase for Honda’s engineering might, the NSX is a thorn in the side of the Audi R8, Ferrari 488 and McLaren 570S.