I see that Honda’s trying to make a go of the wonderful NSX again. For a refresher, here’s a sample of the previous generation (+/- 1995):
…and the reincarnation thereof:
To probably nobody’s surprise, I think I prefer the lines of the older one: more understated, yet still beautiful — especially compared to the supercars of the late 1990s, e.g. the Lambo Diablo and Ferrari 355:
In fact, given that the Ferrari 355 is generally regarded as one of Maranello’s most beautiful designs, I would suggest that the 1995 NSX compares quite well in the looks department.
The new NSX seems to have gone more towards the dramatic lines of the Diablo (and of most modern supercars, for that matter), which is fine, I guess.
(Note that I’m not talking about performance, here: the 2019 NSX has well over 500hp, the 1995 a mere(!) 340hp or so. Yet I would suggest that for the average, or even above-average sports car driver, 340hp should be more than adequate.)
I just prefer performance cars to look understated rather than being schoolboy racecar-poster types. Once again, this should come as a surprise to absolutely nobody.
And of course, when it comes to reliability, I expect that the new NSX will have a mean time-between-failures rate (MTBF) measured in geological time units, just like its predecessor. And its competitors won’t.