Crown Honda is celebrating the Honda NSX being named Best New Engine at the 2017 International Engine of the Year Awards.
The Hendon-based car dealer is one of only two dealers in the UK to offer the hybrid vehicle to its customers. The 3.5-litre gasoline-electric V6 hybrid powertrain was chosen by a panel of experts from around the world. Engines were judged on characteristics including performance, noise, driveability, fuel economy and smoothness.
The overarching aim of the Honda NSX powertrain development programme was to create the most advanced high performance power unit in the world. Honda set out to produce an engine with the best possible performance, but which was also easy to enjoy and control.
One of the most significant challenges in the development programme was the integration of electric drive elements to create a truly high-performance hybrid vehicle. The result is an engine with instantaneous torque response, where the electric motors are used to enhance every element of the car’s dynamic capabilities.
Lee Monahan, Crown Honda company director, commented: “We’re thrilled that the NSX has received this award. It’s a great honour to be one of only two dealers that offer the NSX in the UK. The car emphasises Honda’s commitment to providing a new sports experience and perfectly blends form and function. At Crown Honda, we have NSX specialists and technicians on-hand who have received bespoke training on the supercar. We welcome anyone to visit the showroom and view the NSX for themselves. You won’t be disappointed.”
The International Engine of the Year Awards are now in their 19th year and are judged by a panel of experts from around the world.
For more information on the NSX, visit www.crownhonda.co.uk/new-cars/the-honda-nsx-2017