Why the NSX Will be Worth $100,000 in no Time
Is anyone really surprised that the prices of these mid-engine superstars are on the rise?
Great Minds = Great Cars
NSX stands for New Sportscar with the X denoting the mathematical symbol for an unknown variable. Fortunately for Honda drivers, the brain behind the project was Shigeru Uehara who had a pretty important career at the Japanese car manufacturer. Shigeru is responsible for giving us the S2000, S2000 CR, Integra Type-R and, of course, the NSX and NSX-R. He also had an ace up his sleeve that makes this car more desirable than anything else.
One of the great thinkers that lent his hand to the development of this car was the master of F1, Ayrton Senna. This legendary driver has become the topic of award-winning films. His life has been documented in countless books and TV shows. He was the driver’s driver and ranked among the greatest. Michael Schumacher even responded with the three-time world champion’s name when asked who was the greatest of all time. Shigeru Uehara had a close relationship with Senna, and Senna actually helped develop this car. This car represents a chance to feel what the legendary driver wanted a sports car to drive like. How have these not hit insane resale values yet?
Reliability Built Right In
Mid-engine cars are praised for their ability to dance through corners and rotate like nothing else on the road. In the automotive world, a midship engine configuration is normally reserved for the likes of Porsches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and other exotic metal that come with heavy price tags and frequent service bills. The NSX has the Honda badge behind it which makes it, well, a Honda. At the end of the day, these cars don’t scare the hell out of you like some of the Italian exotics from this era, they just drive. That’s the beauty of the NSX: they’re made by Honda which means they don’t catch fire or try to kill you. They also don't cost an arm and a leg to maintain.
These days, there seems to be an increase in demand and asking price for clean examples of classic Japanese sports cars like the Mark 4 Supra, FD3S RX-7, and the NSX. As many of us grew up looking at these cars as kids with aspirations of one day owning them. This infatuation with the classics will inevitably drive up the price just as it has with Porsche. As more and more autonomy is regulated into the car industry, these “old” sports cars will likely see considerable jumps in value.
They Do What Other Super Cars Can’t
Interiors in these cars are roomy and the ride quality is comfortable. The first generation of these super speeders was actually known for being a comfortable place to exist as well as something that can withstand day-to-day use. Even the wealthiest people in the world think about how much it's costing them to get smiles per mile, which makes this an attractive car to the collector world. And that demand will drive up resale prices.
NSX prices have definitely been on the rise in the last decade and it’s only likely to go up from here. The 1990s were a golden era for Japanese motoring that saw some of the best drivers' cars made. This was primarily due to the fact that computer technology hadn’t taken over everything yet. A perfect blend of computer programming and mechanical elements existed in this decade that gave us brilliant cars like the Honda NSX. Save your pennies, these cars aren’t gonna be cheap in the years to come.
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