10 Most Expensive Hondas in the World

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Honda Soichiro was a Japanese businessman and engineer born in 1906. In the ‘40s, Soichiro founded the Honda Technical Research Institute to research and develop efficient engines. A few years later, the Honda Motor Company was incorporated and started producing motorcycles.

Honda’s motorcycles were worldwide best-sellers by the late ‘50s, and the company started making cars in ‘63.

Today, Honda models are typically more affordable than other brands — but that doesn’t mean they’re all cheap. In fact, some Hondas sell for millions of dollars. From pricey motorcycles to rare concept cars, these are the most expensive Hondas in the world!

10. Honda GL1800B Gold Wing

Approx. Value: $19,095
Model Year: 2018
Engine: 1,832cc liquid-cooled 6-cylinder 4-stroke
Cool Fact: This motorcycle has a “rain mode” for low traction and wet roads
Honda GL1800B Gold Wing
photo source: ultimatemotorcycling.com

First up is the 2018 Honda Gold Wing, a $19,000 motorcycle with a 1,832cc liquid-cooled engine. The ride has a fuel capacity of five and a half gallons and a wheelbase of 66.7 inches. Total ready-to-ride weight is about 800 pounds, and top speeds hit about 150 mph.

Honda added rain mode for low-traction situations like wet roads. The bike also has a default tour mode, setting the ride with high traction control, smooth suspension, and more. Switching to sport mode gives you a more intense throttle response and other more aggressive settings.

Did you know?

This Honda motorcycle has a suggested retail price of more than 20 grand.

9. Honda Civic Type R

Approx. Value: $34,775
Model Year: 2017
Engine: 306-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Cool Fact: This Honda has a 7-inch infotainment system built-in
Honda Civic Type R
photo source: kbb.com

The Honda Civic Type R was available internationally for about 20 years before it hit U.S. markets. The 2017 release features a 306-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that hits 169 mph.

The car reaches 62 mph in less than six seconds and has a curb weight of just over 3,000 pounds.

According to Kelly Blue Book, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R has a suggested retail price of about 35 grand. Standard features include Apple CarPlay and dual-zone climate control.

Did you know?

This car features a lap timer on the infotainment display and a redline-warning light.

8. The Honda S2000

Approx. Value: $47,600
Model Year: 2000 to 2003
Engine: Naturally aspirated 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Cool Fact: This car offers 240 horsepower
The Honda S2000
photo source: hagerty.com

Honda S2000s made between 2000 and 2003 are called “original S2000s.” These cars feature a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that pumps out 240 horsepower, bringing the car to 60 mph in just under seven seconds. The car maxes out at about 160 and hits 130 in just over 30 seconds. Drivers get a six-speed transmission and rear-wheel drive.

This car was worth around 30 grand when it was released, but recent estimates say the price has climbed to nearly $50,000. Examples in poorer condition might sell for about $25,000.

Did you know?

This car’s curb weight is 2,780 pounds.

7. Acura NSX

Approx. Value: $47,850
Model Year: 1990
Engine: 3.0-liter V6
Cool Fact: This car debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show
Acura NSX
photo source: motor1.com

Honda was becoming a prolific supplier of F1 engines in the mid-’80s, and the company was already an established name in motorcycle racing. In 1989, the company doubled down on its growing “race car” image with the Acura NSX, a sleek car with a V6 capable of generating 270 horsepower.

The Acura NSX hit the market in 1990, and people were impressed. Tests showed the car hitting 60 mph in 5.7 seconds and one review said the car “deserves a place in the stratospheric performance league of sports/GT cars.”

Today, the Acura NSX is worth about $50,000.

Did you know?

Honda launched the Acura name in 1986 as the company’s new luxury car segment.

6. Acura NSX (Updated Model)

Approx. Value: $149,300
Model Year: 2017
Engine: Turbocharged V6 plus three electric motors
Cool Fact: This car offers 573 horsepower
Acura NSX
photo source: caranddriver.com

The 2017 Acura NSX was Honda’s new iteration of the NSX name. The model has a unique engine setup, including a turbocharged V6 and three electric motors. The car offers more than 570 horsepower and has an average price tag of about $150,000. Analysts say the most expensive 2017 NSXs go for closer to 190 grand, while the cheapest are worth about 140.

Did you know?

Honda expanded beyond Japan in 1959 when it established the American Honda Motor Company. The company started making motorcycles in ‘79, then cars in ‘82. Today, most of Honda’s sales are automobiles rather than motorcycles.

5. The Honda RC213V-S

Approx. Value: $237,700
Model Year: 2016
Engine: Liquid-cooled 4-stroke, DOHC 4-valve V4
Cool Fact: Honda made just 213 of these motorcycles
The Honda RC213V-S
photo source: visordown.com

Honda made this rare motorcycle in 2016. The company created just 213 units, and one sold for more than $230,000 at an auction in 2021. The bike features a liquid-cooled 4-stroke, DOHC 4-valve V4 engine capable of top speeds over 200 mph.

Before this bike was sold, another rare Honda motorcycle earned $221,600 at an auction in 2018. The bike was a prototype of Honda’s 1968 CB750. In the ‘60s, the CB750 was groundbreaking for pricing high-end tech at a more attainable price of $1,495 (about half the cost of similar motorcycles of the era).

Did you know?

As of 2022, this motorcycle is the most expensive Japanese bike to sell at an auction.

4. NSX Type S

Approx. Value: $254,000
Model Year: 2022
Engine: Twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6
Cool Fact: Honda only made 350 examples of this car
NSX Type S
photo source: motor1.com

The rare NSX Type S is a high-power sports car with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine. The car reaches nearly 200 mph and hits 60 in an estimated 2.7 seconds — it’s crazy fast.

Just 350 NSX Type S were made, and only 30 of those cars hit the Japanese market. The car has different prices depending on the country, but the car sells for more than $250,000 in Japan. U.S. customers get a pretty big discount at about $170,000. Either way, this is a pricey and rare Honda sports car.

Did you know?

This car offers 600 horsepower. Buyers can opt for the Lightweight Package and spend a little more, or stick with the standard to save cash. Both versions are worth more than $100,000 in the U.S.

3. The NSX-R

Approx. Value: $408,000
Model Year: 2005
Engine: 3.2-liter V6
Cool Fact: Only 27 NSX-Rs were made in 2005
photo source: carscoops.com

In 2005, Honda made 27 high-end sports cars called the NSX-R. The rare vehicle features a 3.2-liter V6 engine and a lighter build than the standard NSX, making it faster and more powerful overall. Honda made 140 NSX-Rs in total, but the 2005 editions were the first ever created and consequently the most collectible.

In the summer of 2021, one of the few 2005 NSX-Rs in existence went up for sale at an auction in Tokyo. The car had a starting bid of about $408,000, making it one of the most valuable Hondas in the world.

Did you know?

The NSX-R that sold in 2021 had just 560km on the odometer — that’s less than 350 miles.

2. Honda HSV-010 GT500 Super GT

Approx. Value: $900,000
Model Year: 2010
Engine: 3.4-liter naturally aspirated DOHC V8 HR10EG
Cool Fact: This car hits 60 mph in 3.5 seconds
Honda HSV-010 GT500 Super GT
photo source: topcarrating.com

Coming in at number two is the rare and expensive Honda HSV-010 GT500 Super GT, a powerful racer capable of reaching 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The fast car features a 3.4-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine pumping out more than 500 horsepower.

According to estimates, Honda’s pricey and fast GT is worth about $900,000. That steep price tag puts it on par with vehicles like the Lamborghini Aventador S, a beast that hits 100 mph in less than three seconds.

Did you know?

Before it was released, rumors said this car would have a V10 engine. That didn’t pan out, but a V8 is nothing to sneeze at.

1. The Honda HSC Concept Car

Approx. Value: $2 million
Model Year: 2003
Engine: 3.5-liter V6
Cool Fact: This car offers 300+ horsepower
The Honda HSC Concept Car
photo source: motor1.com

The Honda HSC Concept Car is the most expensive Honda in the world.

At $2 million, the Honda HSC Concept Car is by far the most valuable Honda ever created. The wildly expensive vehicle was made in 2003 and features a solid 3.5-liter V6 engine and 300+ horsepower.

Honda made this car purely as a concept. The company confirmed that it was just a concept car a few years after its debut, which was pretty disappointing for some fans. People thought the car would be the successor to the NSX, but only one was made and further production never happened.

Today, the one-of-a-kind Honda HSC Concept Car is worth an estimated $2 million, making it the world’s most expensive Honda.

Did you know?

This car hits 60 in less than four seconds before maxing out at 186 mph.


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