Honda NSX Gathering In UK
30th May, 2007
Europe’s largest ever gathering of Honda NSX sports cars took place at last weekend’s JapFest at Castle Combe in England.
An incredible 43 of the mid-engined sports cars were brought together for the event by one of the UK’s largest NSX clubs.
Owners from far and wide assembled at the Wiltshire venue to provide a display – catching the attention of show organisers, who awarded the club a trophy for its efforts. Meanwhile, some of the more brave members ventured on track to test the limits of their machines.
James Taylor, from the online-based NSX Club Britain, said: “This was our first ever stand at a large event and everyone was blown away by the sheer number of cars that turned up. Some people had travelled all the way down from Scotland and Northern Ireland to be there.”
Honda (UK) contributed to the pack of NSXs with its own, rare version of the car. The G-plate NSX, registered in 1990, is thought to be the second NSX ever brought to the UK. And despite its age, it’s in immaculate condition – thanks to restoration work carried out by the Honda (UK) press workshop, and the meagre 7,700 miles on the clock. Its other claim to fame is that it was once driven by Ayrton Senna on a visit to Honda (UK).
About the Honda NSX:
The NSX made its debut in 1990 as a mid-engine sports car with an all-aluminium monocoque body – a world’s first for a production vehicle at the time. The NSX continued to evolve, with performance improvements including increased displacement, a 6-speed manual transmission, enhanced aerodynamic performance and different tyre sizes, along with the addition of the NSX-T open-top model and the NSX-R pure sports model with further enhanced driving performance. One of the first sports cars to adopt clean emissions measures, the NSX succeeded in combining exhilarating driving performance with superior environmental performance. As a result, the NSX achieved total worldwide sales of over 18,000 units during the 15 years it was in production.
Honda is believed to be planning to, again, enter the market with a high performance sports car. However, there has been no official announcement to confirm this probability.
The History of the NSX
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