He became legendary. The first cut NSX, who wanted to be the Ferrari Japanese, appeared in 1989 Chicago Auto Show. The second, who should replace him after long hesitation, appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2011 as a magnificent study of style, and this weekend in the U.S. at Mid-Ohio, where his first official wheel turns produced the expected sensation (see our video below). Including that of the engine to the hoarse sound that recalls the rear center V6 its predecessor was also a captivating musicality, close enough to some regimes Porsche.
But from 1989 when only pure performance counted today and where it has just as much, but would be nothing without the approval of low fuel consumption, a world or a technological revolution between the two models. We had you on Auto-Addict, already delivered some great lines (see our article), here in more detail what we now reveal Honda this car. While the first version was developed with Ayrton Senna and should demonstrate the know-how of the manufacturer in the street after the victories on the track with the McLaren F1 competition, the second version shows the overall architecture but there transplant today’s technologies.
Four Engines, Four-wheel Drive
Thus, the time V6 2977 cc developing 274 hp and ended his career with 3179 cc and 294 hp. Very wise. However, the shell of the NSX was made entirely of aluminum, the benefit of a limited weight. In the 2015 version, the weight is the enemy and the use of lightweight materials will be extended with the use of aluminum and carbon. Because it will offset the four engines entailed by this car with the trial run this weekend on the 3.86 km of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington (Ohio) just before playing the Honda Indy 200 was already convinced. Honda does not want to make a supercar with old, but his time with a very sophisticated that we have detailed in our columns hybridization.
“We are developing under the leadership of our Research & Development, a next-generation sports will be comfortable as well as on the open road on tour, says Ted Klaus, Chief Engineer of Honda R & D Americas, Inc. We believe therefore natural to introduce the prototype here at Mid-Ohio. It is very exciting for us to see the work on the track this prototype that reflects the significant progress we are making in the context of international launch the NSX in 2015, as we are currently designing a sport that will offer new experiences to our customers worldwide. “
This car is indeed marry dynamic skills supercar while avoiding excessive consumption of old and being able to blend into the circulation of a downtown in “zero emissions.”
Better than the Full
For this, it is still powered by a direct injection V6 engine rear position, but this time it is coupled to the hybrid AWD Sport Honda SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive). This new hybrid high performance device combines three electric motors to full torque vectoring (torque transfer controlled) transmission. Two electric motors are grafted onto the front wheels to lead directly and the third block is integrated in V6 and the new dual-clutch DCT box this time causing the rear wheels. The system is able to instantly apply a negative or positive torque to the front axle when passing a curve, according to Honda provides performance and behavior beyond the reach of current-wheel drive.
International Development of the NSX is driven by engineering Honda R & D Americas, Inc., Raymond (Ohio). The next generation of sports, which will incorporate local and international content, will be produced in Marysville (Ohio) in a new production center performance of the latest generation, which is currently under construction. No information about the power or performance has leaked, but with Honda, it is far from assured debauchery power to have exactly the effective power.
While the first NSX disappeared catalogs in 2005, the new should succeed him ten years later at a price undoubtedly much higher. The price of the technology and also an exotic exclusivity that has always been the hallmark of Honda and Nissan now occupied with his terrible GTR.