1990 NSX


Birth of the first-generation NSX

Development of the first generation NSX began by Honda rejecting all forms of compromise. It believed the new era sports car demanded world-leading performance fused with handling and braking performance, aerodynamics, visibility, comfort, reliability and safety.

To that end, Honda developed three technology axes as guidelines.

Technical Specifications

Dimension (LxWxH) 4,430×1,810×1,170 mm
Wheelbase 2,530 mm
Tread Front/Rear 1,510/1,530 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Curb Weight 5MT 1,350 kg
4AT 1,390 kg
Displacement 2,977 cc
Bore x Stroke 90.0×78.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.2
Max. Output 5MT 280PS/7,300rpm
4AT 265PS/6,800rpm
Max.Torque 30.0kgm/5,400rpm

Vehicle dynamics aimed to perfect the balance between moving, turning and stopping. Human fitting measured the comfort and optimal driving experience. Road condition adaptability evaluated how the car adapts to various climate, road and driving conditions. By endeavoring to maximize the car on all three axes, Honda aimed to develop a super sports car in uncharted territory.

The first generation NSX was powered by a middle-weight, normally-aspirated 3.0L DOHC VTEC engine, which was laterally mounted in a mid-mounted configuration, in a world-first all-aluminum body construction. Its forward canopy design ensured superior visibility and a comfortable cockpit. Pursuit of drivability and high performance on roads all over the world, and realization of outstanding safety performance, gave birth to the first generation NSX, a truly unique super sports car.

1990 NSX
1990 NSX
1990 NSX
1990 NSX
1990 NSX