The updated 2019 Honda NSX will be revealed at Monterey this week, the supercar will feature a refreshed design, new colour combinations for the interior and exterior as well as chassis upgrades.
Most noticeable on the 2019 NSX is the stand-out Thermal Orange Pearl premium paint option which is likely to make the car a head-turner. The carbon metallic (CCM) brakes can also be fitted with orange callipers.
Three solid exterior colour choices, Berlina Black, Curva Red and 130R White are available with one metallic colour, Source Silver, and two pearlescent colours, Casino White and the new Thermal Orange, available for an additional $1,500.
Taking paint colour to the next level and adding an additional $10,000 to the price tag are two special Andaro nanoparticle pearlescent aerospace technology finishes in Nouvelle Blue Pearl and Valencia Red Pearl which takes the total number of exterior colours to eight.
Also new for 2019 is a body-coloured front grille garnish and high-gloss front grille surrounds, front air intake mesh and rear bumper outlet mesh. The carbon fibre exterior package which includes the front lip spoiler, side skirt garnish and rear diffuser as well as the carbon fibre rear spoiler, are also finished in high-gloss.
Inside, the colour palette now includes optional Indigo blue semi-aniline leather and Alcantara. A combination of five high-quality interior trims are available.
In a bid to make the 2019 NSX more responsive engineers have modified chassis components, tyres and software tuning.
Chassis enhancements include larger front and rear stabiliser bars which have increased stiffness at the front by 26 per cent and 21 per cent at the rear. The rear toe-link bushings are also 21 per cent stiffer and the rear hub rigidity has increased by 6 per cent.
The new software calibrations add to the hardware upgrades with changes to the NSX’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD power unit, active magnetorheological dampers, electric power steering and VSA settings.
Tyre changes mean the 2019 NSX rides on new Continental SportContact 6 hoops replacing the Continental ContiSportContact 5P. They feature a revised tread pattern and rubber compound.
For the 2019 model year, the NSX will carry over the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD power unit which is made up of a twin-turbocharged mid-mounted V6 engine paired with a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission. The electric motor is integrated with the engine and transmission to supplement the engine with instantaneous electric torque.
Together with the front-mounted Twin Motor Unit (TMU), which consists of two additional electric motors, the maximum system output figures are recorded at 427kW of power and 646Nm of torque.
The four driving modes – Quiet, Sport, Sport+ and Track – offer the ability to alter the vehicle to suit the driving situation.
Australian pricing for the 2019 Honda NSX remains at $420,000 plus on-road costs (including the discriminatory luxury car tax) with order book open from September 1. First deliveries are expected to begin in the first months of 2019.
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