Honda NSX named Road & Track performance car of the year

The legend that is the Honda NSX has been named Road & tracks 2017 performance car of the year, besting eight of the world’s finest sports cars with its charismatic and potent mix if performance, style and emotion.

In their feature, Road and Track wrote, “For the first time in a hybrid automobile of any price or capability, technology has been placed firmly in the service of emotional involvement rather than in place of it.”

The magazine goes on to say, “Everything about the car – from the way in which the brake-by-wire pedal lengthens its travel when the brakes are hot to the manner in which the mid-mounted V6 permits itself a bit of the ol’ barbaric yawp when it’s winding out in fourth gear – is intended to enhance the driver’s involvement.”

Now in its fifth year, Road & Track’s Performance Car of the Year award is chosen based on testing that takes place over the course of four days, two of which are dedicated to the back roads of Kentucky and Tennessee, and two of which are spent on track at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The Honda NSX competed against eight other cars: Audi R8 V10 Plus, BMW M4 GTS, Corvette Grand Sport, Jaguar F-Type SVR, Lotus Evora 400, Mercedes-AMG C63 S, Nissan GT-R NISMO and Porsche 911 Turbo S.

Will the NSX be the World Performance Car of the year for 2017?

Up against the likes of the AMG roadster, the DB11 and the R8 Syder, the NSX will battle it out to be this year’s World performance car of the year at the World Car Awards.

The World Car Awards (WCA) is a program initiated by, organized by, and conducted by automotive journalists from all over the world. Watch this space to find out what happens!

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