Honda NSX debuts as most-powerful supercar for Japanese automaker
Premiered at the 2015 North American International Auto Show as an Acura, Honda has unveiled the NSX for the global market. Changes between the Acura and the Honda versions are limited to markings and badging.
Inside, Honda badges take place over the Acura logos. Features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, digital gauge cluster, 8-inch TFT multi-information display and an 8-speaker audio system.
Honda's hybrid supercar is powered by a an all-aluminum, 3.5-liter DOHC, 24-valve twin-turbo V6, along with 3 electric motors that provide additional power at the front and rear axles. The combined output of the gas and electric motor is at 581 PS at 7,500 rpm.
On the gasoline engine alone, the NSX puts out 506 PS and 550 Nm of torque while the electric motors themselves provide an extra 74 PS assist. As for the electric motors, the centrally-mounted rear drive motor delivers 148 Nm while the twin motors at the front axles each put out 73 Nm.
Unlike the first two generations of the NSX, the 2017 edition is all-wheel drive and features Honda's Super Handling-All Wheel Drive System along with a limited slip differential. Stopping power is provided by 14.5-inch rotors at the front and 14.2-inch rotors at the back and the NSX rides on 245/35r19 tires in front and the rear set is fitted with 305/30r20 tires.
With the help of the advanced drivetrain system and 581 PS, Honda claims the NSX can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in the 3 seconds range to a top speed of over 300 km/h. The NSX's engine and motors are mated to a 9-speed dual clutch gearbox.