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The Honda NSX: A True Beauty To Behold

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The worlds of tech and automobiles are becoming more and more entwined as the years go by. As developments are made in the tech world; they soon reach the market for car buyers. And, this trend is only getting bigger. With cars that run completely on electricity to vehicles that can drive themselves; huge steps have been made to make life on the road better. But, this post isn’t long enough to talk about everything. So, instead, it’s going to focus on one car; the Honda NSX. This hybrid supercar sits at the tippity-top of the tech-car coalition. So, let’s take a look at what makes this beast purr.

To start, you can’t look at a car like this without having a peak under the hood. The car boasts a 3.5L V6 engine, locking down 573 bhp. Though, the car is quite heavy, it can still hit sixty in an impressive 3 seconds. And, this is just the start. Along with its conventional engine, the NSX is also home to a hybrid setup. This technology allows the car to be partially powered by electric motors which run from the engine. All in all, this makes for a much more efficient car; breaking the fuel-guzzling trend found in most supercars. At the heart of the car, you find a dual-transmission 9-speed gearbox, to allow for seamless gear changes and loads of room for fun. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a supercar without twin-turbochargers sucking even more out of the behemoth of an engine in this car.

Now, it’s time to look at the surface of this car a little more. Cars like this are designed to be beautiful. And, this is something the NSX has achieved masterfully. From its sleek, shark-like front end, to its broad and almost Corvette-inspired rear; this motor is sure to be a head-turner. And, it doesn’t just stop at the outside of the car. Once you get inside, you’re welcomed by Honda’s finest interior design. With a well-integrated multimedia center, the car will always be able to provide for your entertainment needs. And, it has one of the sleekest center consoles out there. All in all, this car will meet the style needs of most drivers.

Of course, owning a car like this will never come cheap. The work that goes into designing, testing, and manufacturing one of these vehicles is incredible. And, this is reflected in the NSX’s one and a half hundred thousand price tag. This is ignoring the maintenance costs for the car, too. You will always have to take it to Honda mechanics; otherwise, the engineers you choose might struggle. But, you will likely get a warranty if you buy an NSX brand new. So, this could be covered for you. Either way, you’ll need to look after this car as best you can.

This isn’t likely to convince you to go out and spend the equivalent of a family home on a car. But, it should give you a good idea of how the tech and motoring worlds are meeting in the middle to create better roads for everyone.

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Fiat 500: An All-Round Dream?

When it comes to trying to find a great all-rounder, we need to at least consider the Fiat 500. This is one of those cars which became something of a classic shortly after its initial release. The question here is: is that fair or accurate? Is the Fiat 500 a genuine classic all-rounder of a car? To answer that question, we will need to look at a few specific areas. These are things which most of us want to see in any car, so it is worth looking at these qualities in particular. How does the Fiat 500 fare when put up to this kind of test? Let’s take a look and find out.

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Space

Everybody can agree that the amount of space in a vehicle is hugely important. This is true for anyone, even if you do not personally need a great deal. With the Fiat 500, space is unlikely to ever be a particular problem. Many have said that this model is surprisingly roomy for its size. While this might sound oxymoronic, driving it proves that this is the case. It does seem to have the effect of being larger than it should reasonably be on the inside. This is a real plus for just about driver on the road. The only major downside here: the boot. This is probably slightly too small for your average motorist. This is a shame, as boot size is important for many people.

Aesthetics

How does it look? The Fiat 500 is one of those cars which has something of an acquired taste. Then again, you might be one of those who falls in love with it immediately. Either way, there is no denying that a certain artistry has gone into the design of the exterior. This is a vehicle with a kind of trendy, retro look going on – and you can’t say much fairer than that. Regardless of what you tend to want in a car’s looks, you probably won’t be too disappointed here. Another mark for the all-rounder box, then.

Value For Money

To tell the truth, this is somewhere where the Fiat 500 really appeals. Most reviewers seem to be agreed that this model is fantastic value for money. It has a relatively low upfront starting cost, to begin with. But that’s not all. It also boasts some of the lowest insurance prices around – take a look at this Seguros for an example. In terms of ongoing costs, the overall picture is a positive one. It is unlikely that you will need to fork out much for fuel with this car’s level of consumption. What’s more, its high reliability means that you won’t be spending too much on the mechanic either.

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Driveability

Finally, a look at the actual driveability of the car. This is the most important part for many people, and it certainly can’t be overlooked here. On the whole, the Fiat 500 drives well, and easily enough for most road users. Its handling seems to be some of the smoothest currently going, and that is something anyone can get behind. All in all, a smooth and pleasant ride.