2019 Honda NSX revealed, on sale in Australia in September

August 25, 2018

Honda has unveiled the 2019 NSX supercar (shown here in US-spec Acura form), complete with a raft of design tweaks, chassis modifications and more colour options.

The 2019 Honda NSX has been unveiled online before its official debut at the Monterey Car Week this weekend. For the 2019 model, Honda has made some substantial changes to the chassis componentry, tyres and software to make the NSX even more dynamic on the road.

More specifically, Honda’s engineers have added larger front and rear stabiliser bars which have increased rigidity by 26 per cent at the front, and 19 per cent at the rear. This is in addition to rear toe link bushings that are 21 per cent stiffer. In terms of software tweaks, Honda has optimised the Sport Hybrid power unit, active ‘magnetorheological’ dampers, electric power steering and VSA settings.

The 2019 NSX rides on new Continental SportContact 6 rubber, which have a revised tread pattern and have been developed exclusively for the NSX. Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres remain an optional extra for hardcore drivers and track day fans.

Power remains unchanged from before, with the 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 twin-electric hybrid powertrain producing 428kW and 645Nm. However, Honda says modifications to the chassis components are enough to shave two seconds off its lap time around Suzuka Circuit. Power is transferred to road via Honda’s nine-speed dual-clutch auto transmission.

In terms of design, Honda has added a new body-colour front grille finish – previously finished in silver – as well as gloss finishes for the front grille surround, front air intake mesh and rear bumper bar mesh. There’s also a new thermal orange pearl premium paint option, and some new colours for the interior trim.

Electric-adjustable sport seats, which were previously a USD$1500 option, now come as standard, or lightweight manually adjustable sport seats wrapped in black Milano leather and Alcantara at no extra cost. Sat-nav, an ESL Studio audio system, front and rear parking sensors and aluminium sport pedals now also come as standard kit.

The 2019 NSX’s price has increased by US$1500 in the States, and will be available in Australia from the September 1 with prices remaining at AU$420,000. Deliveries are expected to begin in early 2019.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.