And Honda is the latest manufacturer to join the esteemed ranks, announcing today that it will be bringing both its ‘e’ electric supermini and the 2019 NSX.
For both models the Festival will be their UK debuts – the NSX on static display, while the ‘e’ will be seen in action for the first time on the famous hillclimb. With the mass production car just months away, the models on display will be un-camouflaged prototypes that are around 95 per cent true to the final version. Only a week ago Honda announced that an aerodynamic side camera system will replace traditional wing mirrors on the ‘e’, while the manufacturer also opened a reservation system for priority ordering online.
The hybrid supercar meanwhile, will feature a range of enhancements designed to make it more comfortable to live with day-to-day, and even more exciting to drive on track.
Managing director at Honda UK, Dave Hodgetts, commented: “With both cars featuring an electrified powertrain, the UK debut of the pure electric Honda e and the 2019 hybrid NSX further demonstrate Honda’s commitment to achieving its objective of 100% of automotive sales featuring an electrified powertrain by 2025.”