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Gas Prices and the NSX

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Just wondering if the escalating price of gas will lead people to purchase the NSX instead of its V10 and V12 Lamborghini and Ferrari counterparts? I realize that these other machines are out of this world...but it must be horribly expensive to drive them...and I am not even considering the maintenace costs...lol!

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I would think that if you're able to afford a Lambo or F car you're not too worried about the price of gas. That plus those cars don't get a lot of miles put on them.
 
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I would think that if you're able to afford a Lambo or F car you're not too worried about the price of gas. That plus those cars don't get a lot of miles put on them.
Yup. Median mileage on Ferraris is around 2K miles per year, so their owners are buying 100-200 gallons per year on average. So you're only looking at a three-digit annual gas cost, a pittance compared with the purchase price of the car, which is well into six figures.
 
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also considering the 7 liter corvette z06 can be had brand new for the price of a garage queen nsx but weighs the same, 215 more hp, and i think its 26mpg highway, and the 8.3 liter v10 600 hp 85,000 dollar 08 vipers have highway mpg rating of 23, i dont think gas prices have an effect on peoples decisions who want a fast world class car,


the nsx is not for everybody, then again, neither is a corvette, viper, ferrari, lamborghini, aston martin, or the like, its not like people are daily driving thier f50 ferrari's rated at 8 and 12mpg, in most circumstances, high power sports cars are cheaper to drive than an suv or truck, hell, mercedes 55's, 63's, and bmw m3/m5/m6 get around 12=14mpg city, and 18-21mpg highway
 
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Honda have VCM (Variable Cylinder Management) to reduce fuel consumption so V10 wouldn't be a problem.
 
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well the thing only weighs 3100 pounds, but obviousley when your anything but putting along you get significantly less, its gotta feed that beast 7 liter:eek:
 
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Hell, that's why I now use the nsx for long trips out of town. The mileage is better than my truck.

Yup, I drove a F355 Spider and a 2002 nissan truck about 500 miles round trip this 4th of july weekend.

The Ferrari got better gas milage then my "work truck". :mad:
 
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Damn:eek:how do they squeeze that kinda mileage out of a Z06.

Supposedly from what I've read in the past, optimum fuel economy is at peak torque (Peterson's off road ?). From a domestic V8, that's usually pretty low rpm so I'm guessing the vette V8 should be fairly low too. I also heard that 6th gear/overdrive in Chevy V8s also drop the motor into loooooooow rpms. So that coupled together should be the magic key to their good highway economy. Same goes for the viper.
 
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