The Japanese automaker didn't want to rush things before introducing a new generation for the beloved NSX nameplate, but when it did, it was, again, a revolutionary vehicle.
Unlike its famous predecessor, the 2016 NSX was not designed and conceived as a supercar-beater but more of a GT with a sportscar appearance. Depending on the market, Honda sold it under the Acura or the Honda badge, even though the main difference between them was the speedometer marked in kilometers per hour or miles per hour, respectively. But, since both versions sported a digital display, it was just a matter of software setting.
Like its predecessor, the 2016 NSX was a mid-engined car with a short nose. The styling, on the other hand, was completely different. Its angular front fascia sported slim LED headlights and a pentagonal-shaped grille flanked by broad side scoops. From its profile, the greenhouse sported an arched roofline that sloped down to the back of the vehicle, covering the engine compartment. In front of the rear wheel arches, the automaker installed the air intakes needed to cool the engine and feed it with air. Finally, at the back, Honda's design team installed LED taillights linked with a red strip.
Despite the sporty exterior look, the cabin was luxurious. Even though it featured high-bolstered seats, these provided both comfort and side support. Between the car's occupants, the automaker installed a tall center console that hosted the buttons for the gearbox. There wasn't any shift lever or gear selector. Fronting the driver was a TFT that showed the speedometer in digits inside the round tachometer.
But the real magic of the car happened under its skin, where a pair of electric motors drove the front wheels while a third motor helped the turbocharged V6 placed behind the cabin. Thus, the NSX proved to be not just fast but also fuel efficient.
ENGINE SPECS - 3.5L V6 9AT AWD (573 HP)
|Power:||372.9 KW @ 6500-7500 RPM|
506.9 HP @ 6500-7500 RPM
500 BHP @ 6500-7500 RPM
|Torque:||406 lb-ft @ 2000-6000 RPM|
550 Nm @ 2000-6000 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||191 mph (307 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||3.6 s|
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||9-speed automatic DCT|
|Tire Size:||245/35ZR19 93Y || 305/30ZR20 103Y|
|Length:||176 in (4470 mm)|
|Width:||87.3 in (2217 mm)|
|Height:||47.8 in (1214 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||62.5/63.7 in (1,588/1,618 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||103.5 in (2629 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||3.7 in (94 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||4.4 cuFT (125 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||3803 lbs (1725 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||20 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)|