B· A· R Honda driver Jenson Button has just taken delivery of his brand new company car, Honda’s legendary flagship the NSX.
Since 1990 the NSX has proven the ultimate sporting statement from Honda, and the late Ayrton Senna was involved in the development cycle of the original car. The NSX has evolved since then, and the all-aluminium bodied machine remains on the cutting edge of road car technology.
23-year-old Button first drove the 3.2-litre, V6 NSX when he took the wheel at Honda’s Tochigi test track oval for a magazine shoot. He was so keen to get hold of his car that he went and collected the bright yellow machine personally from the marque’s headquarters in Slough.
"I’m fully committed to my sport and getting the best possible results for B· A· R and Honda this year," said Jenson. "But I also like to enjoy the finer things in life too, and even by the standard of some of the world’s best cars, they don’t come much more desirable than the NSX.
"I know that the thing’s capable of 170 mph but I promise you, I’ll be sensible on the road…."Published 14 June 2003