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The Top Gear car review:Honda NSX
What is it like on the road?
The NSX has a 3.5-litre V6 twin-turbo generating 500-odd bhp. Wedged between it and the nine-speed twin-clutch ‘box is a brushless electric motor, which fills in power while the turbos spool up. There are a further two electric motors up front, one for each front-wheel. All three motors are powered by a T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack which runs down the centre of the car and across behind the seats. Total power output is 573bhp, which means performance is…brisk.
Handling is impressive, too – the NSX is effortless and addictive and delivers on Honda’s brief to create an accessible supercar. The trick is to lay off the throttle, allow the car to settle mid-corner, then jump back on it and let the torque vectoring weave its magic. It’s brutally effective.