Honda UK has announced the arrival of the 2019MY NSX in to the country. Starting from £170,000, the revised version of Honda’s supercar is available to order now and will be available in extremely limited numbers.
Boasting new design cues, and fresh colour schemes, including a vibrant Thermal Orange Pearl paint, as well as Indigo blue and full Red leather options for the interior, the 2019 NSX also receives a host of chassis enhancements including stiffer stabilizer bars, a new grippier tyre and software tuning designed to elevate performance in all driving situations—whether on the street or race track.
The result is a supercar even more responsive to the will of the driver, leading to a nearly two-second faster lap time around the legendary Suzuka Circuit.
“This 2019 version is going to take the exclusivity levels of the NSX up a notch, ” said Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK. “With very limited supply coming to Europe, this car is the ultimate purchase for those who want what nobody else has got.
“The NSX represents the pinnacle of our four wheel range and embodies Honda’s philosophy of man-maximum, machine-minimum when it comes to driving, fully immersing the driver in control of the vehicle. These changes result in a rewarding and exciting experience behind the wheel in what is essentially one of the only attainable hybrid supercars on the market.”
Key Changes at a Glance:
Design Updates, Expanded Colour Palette
New for 2019, Honda is offering a striking Thermal Orange Pearl premium paint option. On top of that, the optional carbon ceramic metallic (CCM) brakes can now be fitted with orange calipers, while the standard iron brakes can now be fitted with red calipers.
All 2019 NSX models are distinguished by a new body-colour front grille garnish (previously silver) and high-gloss treatments for the front grille surround, front air intake mesh and rear bumper outlet mesh. High-gloss treatment is also applied to the available Carbon Fibre Decklid Spoiler and Carbon Fibre Exterior Package – including a front chin spoiler, side sill garnish and rear diffuser.
Inside the cockpit, the 2019 NSX colour palette is expanded with the addition of an optional Indigo blue Semi-aniline leather and Alcantara® theme. The available semi-aniline full leather (non-Alcantara) power sport seats can now be optioned in Red in addition to Ebony.
Power sport seats (4-way), previously a £1,200 option, are now standard equipment. Lightweight manually adjustable sport seats, wrapped in Black Milano leather and Alcantara, remain an available no-cost option. Satellite-Linked Navigation, ELS Studio® premium audio, front and rear proximity sensors and aluminum sport pedals, previously optional equipment, are now standard.
For the 2019 model, engineers modified chassis components, tyres and software tuning to make NSX even more responsive to the will of the driver, elevating performance driving in all circumstances, from daily driving to the circuit. At the limit, the NSX’s balance, playfulness and controllability has improved, allowing the driver to more precisely modulate understeer and oversteer with subtle throttle inputs. The changes resulted in a nearly two-second faster lap time in testing around the world famous Suzuka Circuit.
Chassis enhancements include larger front and rear stabilizer bars (increasing stiffness by 26% in front, 19% at the rear) and 21% stiffer rear toe link bushings. Rear hub rigidity has increased 6%. Software calibrations to the NSX’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD power unit, active magnetorheological dampers, electric power steering and VSA settings capitalize on this new hardware, as well as the grippier tyre setup.
The 2019 NSX rides on new Continental SportContact™ 6 tyres, developed exclusively for the NSX. The new tyres (replacing Continental ContiSportContact™ 5P) feature a revised tread pattern, construction and rubber compound for improved handling performance in all conditions—from daily commuting to track use—including wet weather driving. The track-focused Pirelli P Zero™ Trofeo R remains an optional dealer-installed tyre.
WLTP figures: combined CO2 is 242g/km and fuel economy is 26.4mpg.