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.
|Dimension (LxWxH)||4,430×1,810×1,170 mm|
|Tread Front/Rear||1,510/1,530 mm|
|Ground Clearance||135 mm|
|Curb Weight||5MT 1,350 kg
4AT 1,390 kg
|Engine||V6 DOHC VTEC|
|Bore x Stroke||90.0×78.0 mm|
|Max. Output||5MT 280PS/7,300rpm
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.