HONDA IS BACK WITH A BANG
NEW NSX WILL TURN HEADS AT ALBERT PARK
HONDA makes its return to Formula 1 at the Australian Grand Prix in mid-March, with engines powering the 2015 McLaren F1 cars.
But drawing nearly as much attention will be the first public display in Australia of Honda’s NSX Concept car. It will be the star attraction of Honda's on-circuit display at Albert Park, and will stir the nostalgia pot for the many fans of the original supercar, which first appeared in 1990.
The advanced, all-aluminium 3.0litre sports coupe was favoured by Ayrton Senna, who owned three of them.
Honda's links with F1 started in 1964, ended with the GFC in 2008. Its engines were used in many other F1 racing cars, including Williams, Tyrrell, Lotus and McLaren.
Honda Australia hopes to start taking pre-orders for the NSX from mid-year, with deliveries from early 2016.
The new one is an all-wheel drive hybrid with a twin-turbo V6 and several different drive modes. It will be produced at the Honda plant in Ohio.