Honda NSX (1990-2005)

Japan’s first supercar, the Honda NSX was designed as a reliable user-friendly daily drive – rather than temperamental – exotic.

Benchmarked against the Ferrari 348 and with additional chassis tuning input from Formula One ace Ayrton Senna, the balanced, sweet handling and high tech mid-engine NSX featured light all-aluminium construction, double wishbone suspension and crisp high revving 274HP engine. Capable of 6-second 0-100km/h acceleration and 270km/h top speed, the NSX had important influence and including lightly face-lifted versions, had a notably long 15-year production run.

Specifications

  • Engine: 3-litre, mid-mounted V6-cylinders
  • Gearbox: 5-speed manual, RWD
  • Power: 274HP@7300rpm
  • Torque: 210lb/ft@6500rpm
  • 0-100km/h: 6-seconds
  • Top speed: 270km/h
  • Construction: Aluminium monocoque
  • Suspension: Double wishbones
  • Length, width, height, wheelbase; 4404, 1811, 1171, 2530mm
  • Weight: 1370kg
  • Weight distribution, F/R: 41/59%
  • Tires, F/R: 205/50VR15 / 225/50VR16