Upgrades for Honda


Honda NSX, 2019, front
Honda NSX, 2019, rear

HONDA is upgrading its NSX supercar to bring the hybrid into line with the latest emission regulations and improve its dynamics.

From next year, the NSX will come with uprated suspension stiffening the ride and steering while it will sit on new high performance tyres specifically developed by Continental.

The software controlling the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD power unit, the electric power steering, vehicle stability assist system and the active magnetorheological dampers has also been upgraded.

The dampers now provide a ride and response that is more comfortable in the NSX's softest setting, while maintaining the stiffer set-up for higher speeds and on-track driving.

Powertrain changes for the 2019 model include upgraded injectors, enhancement to the heat response of the turbocharger, and a new particulate filter to ensure that the NSX complies with the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standards.

Honda says it has made the changes to deliver a more responsive experience for the driver, as well as providing greater stability and controllability during on-the-limit track sessions.

External changes include a new Thermal Orange Pearlescent paint colour, with the additional choice of orange calipers for the optional carbon-ceramic brake discs.

The chrome finish of the upper front grille surround is now colour-matched to the bodywork, while a new gloss-black finish is applied to the mesh in the front and rear bumpers.

Inside, there is now a choice of full red leather for the upholstery or a new Indigo BlueAlcantaraand leather trim combination.

Dave Hodgetts, managing director at Honda UK, said: "The NSX remains the pinnacle of the Honda four wheel range and the UK has secured a limited allocation which will be available from early 2019."

Prices for the new NSX are still to be announced but the current model - with its 190mph performance - costs from £144,825.


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