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Honda NSX officially unwrapped

15.01.2015

TWENTY-FIVE years after the début of the original NSX we are seeing a pre-production variant making its début at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.

The powertain

We don’t like to mess around, so here’s what you can expect to find powering Honda’s supercar. There is a mid-mounted twin-turbo DOHC V6 engine with a nine-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) and a three-electric motor Sport Hybrid system. There are also dynamic torque-vectoring technologies such as  Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD).

That design

The NSX body features low and wide proportions with throughly modern surfacing on its all-aluminium body. The front-end and taillight design are both intended to pay hommage to the original NSX. The side intake and floating C-pillar collects air to feed the mid-mounted engine and directs airflow over the rear deck to increase downforce.

The cockpit

Honda has produced what it calls, the  ‘Human-centered Supercar,’ which it claims is particularly evident in the interior. “Like the original NSX, we created a ‘Human Support Cockpit’ that provides exceptional driver control, visibility and packaging, but further advanced to meet the extreme performance expectations of a modern supercar,” said Johnathan Norman, NSX interior design project leader.

Dynamic promise

The NSX has the right ingredients, a mid-mounted engine, twin front motors and Sport Hybrid battery pack, all-aluminum front and rear suspension and six-piston front and four-piston rear monoblock caliper carbon-ceramic  brakes.

There are also drive setting modes such as Quiet, Sport, Sport+ and Track. The system adjusts engine, motor, transmission and chassis response, as well as the engine sound level, based on the needs of the driver and driving environment.

 

 

Article written by Autodealer
15.01.2015
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