Honda's R8-killer: it's nearly ready...

Mark Nichol

Some economists say that we should be spending our way out of recession*, so what better way to encourage that than to make supercars cheaper? You can't just stop making fast cars altogether - how will people get around Kensington, for a start?**

So it's a big thank you to Honda for the NSX, the affordable supercar. The last, superlative-inducing NSX, which was famously developed with F1 legend Ayrton Senna, blew minds back in the '90s with its combination of Ferrari-matching performance and Japanese pricing - much like today's Nissan GT-R, you may postulate.