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Sean Parker

Cape Town - In 2015, Wheels24  reported that Honda South Africa was set to launch its hybrid supercar, the NSX to Mzansi. 

Speaking at the launch of the Civic Type R hatch in Cape Town in January 2016, Graham Eagle, director of operations at Honda Motor Southern Africa, delivered bad news.

Six-figure pricetag

The poor performance of the Rand has sent the prices of the NSX skyrocketing. In fact, the NSX, according to Honda, would cost nearly R6-million if it was sold in Mzansi.

The automaker says neither dealer nor Honda SA would profit from sales.

It's a pity because twenty-five years after the debut of the original NSX supercar, the excitement was tangible and now it's simply not going to arrive locally.

The NSX, sold in the US, is powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 and three-electric motors in a Sport Hybrid system that drives through a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission and, what Honda calls "super-handling all-wheel drive".

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