Following on from the news of India receiving the 2017 Nissan GT-R, we now look to Australia where the first owner of the Honda NSX has taken delivery. The Australian market is fairly relevant to us as a lot of performance cars we receive seem to follow their specifications- from things like the Volkswagen Golf R to the Mazda 3 MPS. In Australia, the NSX goes for a hefty AUD 420,000 (just under RM 1.4 million), and is only available in a singular high-level specification. Only 5 dealers have been selected to sell the Honda NSX in Australia, and the price is inclusive of 3 years of free servicing.
The owner, Allen Cheng, has been an avid Honda fan for years. When the concept was first shown back in 2012, he knew that he had to have it- making sure he was on the waiting list as soon as it was open for owners. His particular NSX has the "001" vehicle identification number, while Honda Australia's own demo unit has "002". Naturally there was fanfare with the handover process as Cheng was presented with a 1:18 scale model in the same specification and colour, along with a signed letter of congratulations
The Australian NSX comes outfitted with the full interior and exterior carbon package, a full LED exterior lighting package, and carbon-ceramic brakes. There are 8 exterior colours to choose from and 4 interior choices, as each unit is specially ordered from the USA. Despite the NSX not being as outright insane as some of its contemporary rivals, its popularity is staggering: it is sold out for 2 years in the USA and for 12 months in Europe, and Australia has been lucky enough to lock their production slots in.