The NSX falls well within the category where we consider ‘buying’ and ‘owning’ mere adjuncts to ‘possessing’ and ‘driving’, but it’s worth reiterating where the sticker price has landed it.

As mentioned, the NSX is eyeball to eyeball with a McLaren 570S, which means it’s significantly cheaper than a Ferrari 488 in the mid-engined supercar stakes and significantly more expensive than a BMW i8 in the hybrid sports car equation.

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Matt Saunders

Road test editor
NSX is hugely fast out of the hairpin as electric motors fill in for off-boost V6

Similarly, it manages to emit considerably less CO2 than the Ferrari – some 32g/km of it – but nearly five times as much as Munich claims for the i8.

Being in the middle of these two examples is probably where the NSX belongs and how one should think of it in efficiency terms.

For the record (not, sadly, the True MPG one, but our testers’ own experience), the Honda guzzled its super-unleaded at a rate of 7.2mpg at the track – roughly the same as a Porsche 911 Turbo – and returned 31.7mpg at a constant cruise, again loosely matching the Porsche.

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