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End of the road for NSX

12 July 2005

Honda will stop building its NSX supercar this autumn, the company announced today. Only 12 examples of the ageing coupe remain unsold in the UK, 10 of them are coupes and two of them Targa models with removable roof panels, costing £60,300 each.

Remaining NSX supercars cost £60,300 each

Honda will stop building its NSX this autumn, the company announced today.

Only 12 examples of the ageing supercar remain unsold in the UK, 10 of them coupes and two of them Targa models with removable roof panels. The cars cost £60,300 each.

Each of the remaining models sports a unique paint colour never before used on UK models, and buyers will be invited to a handover at Honda’s Formula 1 BAR factory in November, where F1 test driver Anthony Davidson will hand over the keys.

Since its launch 15 years ago, Honda has sold 18,000 NSX models but has now admitted it will struggle to meet increasingly tough safety and emissions regulations around the world – forcing the company to pull the plug.

The NSX was the first production car to be built entirely from lightweight aluminium and married Honda’s typical ease-of-use and reliability with a fiery 276bhp 3.0-litre V6 engine and 170mph performance.

Plans are afoot to replace the NSX with another sports car, but it is unclear what type of vehicle this will be. In 2003 Honda showed the HSC (silver car pictured), a similar supercar concept, but has since hinted that it will build a more obviously different sports car.

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