Acura's 2nd-gen NSX arrived with a bang and exited as a head-scratcher, but there's more to this everyday supercar than you might think.
I wouldn't want to be in a category with the Artura, McLackofQuality is it's own legend. That car is doomed as folks want to stack it against the 296, which is like 2 levels higher than it on power and price.Kind of reminds me of the 91-2001 NSXs vs the last 2002-2005 NSXs. I think the differences are greater than with the 2017-2021 NC1s vs 2022 NC1s. As you note DJ Iceman time will tell.
Every time I drive my car I am reminded how much fun it is to drive. I own it because of how well it was designed and how reliable it is. While there are those who do not like the fact that the car is a hybrid, it is this unique differentiation that separates our cars from the rest Of the pack.
Our cars are members of a very exclusive club where our peers are the Porsche 918, Ferrari and now the Arturo from MC. The Arturo is a less sophisticated hybrid Knockoff. I think they missed the boat.
Even the upcoming Corvette hybrid which is a better than the Arturo still uses a pushrod V8 to save money. Had they offered the Z06 in a hybrid version that would be a home run.
The 296 misses no boat except for the usual Quality boat. Demand for that car is nuts. Totally fun to drive, crazy fast, looks cool and then some, sounds better than their turbo V8s. While I agree there is logic to adding ePower up front, the 296 would then completely poison the SF90 market. Ferrari has done super well selling mid-engine RWD only for decades so the 296 provides a replacement to the 458/488/F8 series.The E-Ray is a great performer. GM kept the price down by going with the pushrod engine. Where as the Flat plain crank V8 is one of the best engines GM has built for the Corvette short some of the early problems. Perhaps they are saving it for an upgrade after the E-Ray gets tired. As for looks, I do not like the busy rear end of the car.
While the Ferrari 296 is a fast car for sure. The 296 misses the boat by not having motors in the front. It becomes a fast rear drive vehicle.
Given how inexpensive our cars are with 3 motors, there is not much out there that packages the technology so well. The first company that comes out with a $250k four wheel all electric good looking sports car with appropriate software will own the marketplace.
Imagine the Tesla sports car that has independently driven 4 wheels. Tesla has stopped taking orders for the 1000 first edition cars. The requirement is to put $50,000 cash now to reserve the regular version, a car that is still probably 2 to 3 years out
I think you are incorrect about the Eray corvette. It is the Z06 body, just has different appearance colors, same wide body. Second, its MSRP is around $100+k before options. Again Corvette will sell everything they can, which always results in a depreciating car. Another way to consider the Corvette in any of its versions is that it forces others to differentiate themselves which benefits all customers.Honestly I think It looks better then the NC1 it’s substantially cheaper too. Like what $60K ish. I wish the ERay went with the more aggressive Z06 body style. But that’s what the aftermarket is for. I imagine they went with the pushrod for value to performance. I feel like the Corvette for the most part built its reputation on that.
I really liked my cousins new Stingray. It’s got a lot of great lifestyle features, rides, and handles beautifully. There will always be something that out does current offerings. Also why I don’t see your standard NC1 aging well. But that’s not for me to decide.