HONDA NSX

The Honda NSX is a car respected by enthusiasts all around the world. Its history in Australia began in 1991 selling up until 2004 with only 133 units sold. The original was the first mass produced car to feature an all-aluminium body. These cars are now collectible and sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.

Honda NSX in Portugal

Honda Australia announced pricing on August 1, ahead of the new hybrid Honda NSX Supercar coming to Australia. The recommended retail price for Australia will be $420,000.

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The powertrain is known as Sport Hybrid SH-AWD. Power will come from a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged 3.5 litre V6 engine paired to a nine-speed dual clutch transmission (9DCT) and a Direct Drive Motor that supplements the engine with instant torque response. To enhance the responsiveness of the vehicle there is a front Twin Motor Unit (TMU), with two electric motors independently driving the left and right front wheels. The system makes use of both hybrid-electric and mechanical components to help create linear acceleration at any point in the power band, at any speed, with instant response according to Honda.

Honda designed a bespoke turbo system for the new engine with engineers setting the turbos to run maximum boost pressure at 105kPa (1.05 bar/ 15.23psi). Power specs for the NSX are a combined 427kW combining the V6 Engine (373kW @ 6500-7000rpm), Front Twin Motor Unit (27kW @ 4000rpm) and Rear Direct Drive Motor (35kW @ 3000rpm). Torque is 550Nm @ 2000 – 6000rpm from the V6 engine and the total hybrid system is 646Nm.

Honda have followed their historical roots of the past and created another highly technologically advanced supercar that will be sure to please car enthusiasts around the world.

-Daniel Romano

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