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To Andrea Gregorini, I'm guessing those prices are from Italy car dealers, and maybe you guys get a discount. But here in USA, where both cars are imported, Modena costs ($150000-220000) up to 474,469,584.96 lira, where as a NSX can cost ($75000-$80000)up to 172,534,394.53 lira. Clearly NSX has a price advantage here. And further more, a used good condition NSX that could be relied upon to work twice as long can be bought around ($40000) 85,000,000 lira. One of the great things about NSX is it's dependablility.
To Andrea Gregorini, While I wouldn't agree with Lazaro that Honda specializes in racing, it is the most ambitious racing car maker in Japan. Honda participates in many different races and is now back in F1. While I'm not sure why Honda pulled out from F1 few years back, probably financial one, it has a pretty good year for starter year. If you do remember, Honda has more F1 titles than any other carmaker in it's history. Also the NSX will be getting a major update, a 400 hp engine to make up for the only field it's disadvantaged in. I'll be putting my deposit in as soon as I can afford it.
A very interesting and exciting posting was on www.vtec.net. A fan talked to a Acura/Honda exec about NSX and the summary was -New design NSX will come out around late 2002 -Will be nearly all steel frame -will have a 4.0L V8 around 400 - 450 hp -Will be around 50k - 55k US dollars -North American exec stated they feel if it can not make the price mark, then it shouldn't be in North America at all You can read the rest here http://www.vtec.net/news/items/374.html Guess NSX has just become a much more lethal competition to corvettes and porches
If those targets are met, I think NSX will become a household name in performance cars. Won't be immediate, but by being around $50k, it is within the price range of Corvette($40k), have power of a BMW m5, and cornering capability unique to NSX. It'll be heavier, but that's a minor trade off in return of the improvements. Plus you'll have the reliability of Honda behind it, here's a true story I heard. A Japanese racecar driver, Shimizu Yoshio, got a NSX and forgot to change the oil for 3 years totaling 50000 miles(80000 km). What came out was something resembling tar, but the NSX ran without a problem. Try that with any other car.