2016 NSX

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The Second-Generation NSX

World-leading speed, yet comfortable to drive, the new NSX aimed to be a super sports car bringing new joy to driving on the road, or on the track.

A quarter of a century after the first generation NSX was born, many super sports cars have followed its human-centric design, achieving high-performance while being easy to drive. By applying its unique advanced motor technologies, Honda aimed to realize an unprecedented joy in super sports driving.

Foremost among its many innovations is Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD), a first-of-its-kind technology in the supercar realm. Marrying this cutting-edge and electrified new expression of Super Handling performance with new approaches to vehicle design—including advanced body construction, component packaging and aerodynamic optimization—results in a supercar that faithfully translates the acceleration, steering and braking inputs of the driver with incredible fidelity and instantaneous response, thus amplifying the capabilities of every driver, while greatly elevating the dynamic experience in every driving situation—qualities that define the New Sports eXperience.

Technical Specifications

General Dimensions, Capacities and Weight
Dimension (LxWxH) 4,490×1,940×1,215 mm
Wheelbase 2,630 mm
Tread Front/Rear 1,655/1,615 mm
Ground Clearance 110 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L
Curb Weight 1,780 kg
Weight Distribution
(front/rear without options)
42%/58%

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD utilizes its electric motors to assist acceleration, braking and cornering. With electrically-powered torque vectoring provided by the front-mounted Twin Motor Unit, the NSX takes Super Handling All-Wheel Drive technology to a new dimension—using the dynamic, instantaneous and continuous distribution of electric motor torque to enhance handling precision and cornering performance in all driving situations.

The revolutionary NSX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD power unit and its advanced dynamic capabilities are supported by new concepts in supercar design and body construction. The NSX multi-material space frame is a clean-sheet design, utilizing a multitude of advanced materials and joining technologies, each chosen for its capability to deliver ultimate global and local body rigidity in combination with low mass, outstanding visibility and world-class occupant crash performance. The space frame integrates several world-first technologies, including three-dimensionally bent and quenched (3DQ) ultra‑high-strength steel A-pillars and ablation cast aluminum frame nodes.

Likewise, the design and packaging of the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD power unit’s components—engine, transmission, motors, batteries and control systems—are optimized to support and enhance its dynamic capabilities by lowering the center of gravity (CG) and centering the mass within the car.

2016 NSX
2016 NSX