The Honda NSX (New Sportscar eXperimental), marketed in North America and Hong Kong as the Acura NSX, is a 2-seater, mid-engine sports car.
- Text originally from the Honda NSX's Wikipedia page.
The origins of the NSX trace back to 1984, with the HP-X (Honda Pininfarina eXperimental) concept, which was a mid-engined 3.0 L sports car. Honda committed to the project, with the intention of meeting or exceeding the performance of the then Ferrari range, while offering reliability and a lower price point. The concept thus evolved and had its name changed to NS-X, which stood for "New", "Sportscar" "eXperimental", although the production model was launched as the NSX.
The NSX was designed by a team led by Chief Designer, Masahito Nakano, and Executive Chief Engineer, Shigeru Uehara. It benefitted from advanced aerodynamics and styling inspired by a F-16 fighter jet cockpit and input from the late Formula One World Champion, Ayrton Senna, during the final development stages.
This NSX became the world's first mass-produced car to feature an all-aluminium body. It was powered by an all-aluminium 3.0 L V6 engine, which featured Honda's VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) system developed in the 1980s, a 5-speed manual transmission or the SportShift 4-speed automatic transmission, which allows the option of conventional automatic shifting or manually shifting with a fingertip control shift lever on the steering column.
It was presented at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show and was built in a purpose-made factory in Tochigi, Japan, for sale from 1990. It was originally available as a coupé and, from 1995, a targa top. It underwent a performance upgrade in 1997, which saw the arrival of a larger 3.2 L V6 engine, and a facelift in 2002 before being discontinued in 2005.
Concepts of the second generation of the NSX were first shown in 2012 with the final production model being launched in 2015.
The Acura NSX 2005 was added in the Winter Update as a mid Class C car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1027
- MAX rank: 1316 (+289)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1482 (+166)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +55
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 355
- Nitro Efficiency: 9/14/18
As of the 2021 Lunar New Year Update, the NSX is now a low Class D car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1101
- MAX rank: 1170 (+69)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1230 (+60)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +37
- Nitro Efficiency: 5.5/9.5/13.5
The Acura NSX 2005 features decent acceleration, good handling but a wide drifting radius, and great nitro efficiency. It also has a good raw top speed as well as total top speed.
As of the 2021 Lunar New Year Update, the NSX costs 550 to purchase. Upgrades cost ? while Pro Kits require 15 of each Common component card, and ?.
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