Why should I want it?
The Honda NSX has a mystique, with the 1990s model being one of the all-time performance legends. And the new car is quite the beast, with a combination of electric motors backing up the 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine for a combined 581hp. It pulls strongly from any point in the rev range, and it grips and handles too, so you won’t get near exploring its potential on a public road.
Why can’t I have it?
Practicality is something of an issue, with a tiny rear trunk area that it’s not advisable to drop your frozen shopping into as it’s next to the engine, so gets a bit warm. It’ll breach 30mpg on a light throttle, as long as you don’t deploy much of the huge pool of performance.
Arguments to use on the fleet manager
It’s a hybrid! The car is also much easier to drive slowly and comfortably than might be expected from a supercar, with light steering and reasonable visibility.
More fleety alternative
A cheaper Japanese sports car? The obvious answer is the Toyota GT86. It (and the identical Subaru BRZ) is a fine-handling 200hp coupe that starts at £26,495. Emissions are still high at 191g/km, but it’s a cracking performance car for the money.
|Performance:||3.3 seconds/191 mph|