Honda NSX celebrates 30th anniversary

Honda NSX celebrates 30th anniversary

February 8, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

February 2019 marks 30 years since the company first introduced the original NSX in Chicago. In honor of the anniversary of the NSX, both generations of the model took to the track.

In 1989, the Honda NSX was the first production car with a fully aluminum monocoque body. Overall, the NSX was incredibly advanced for its time. It was equipped with a V6 engine with titanium components, as well as a variable valve timing system. He provided 270 hp

It is believed that it was the Honda NSX that had a major impact on the automotive segment, in particular, by forcing the Ferrari engineers to return to the drawing boards.

It should be noted that the development of the original model began in 1985, when Honda returned to Formula One. The NS-X concept was smaller, had a shorter wheelbase and shorter overhangs than a production car.

Initially, the NSX name was not intended for the serial version, but the success of the concept forced the company to leave this name.

In 2019, the name received a new transcript – “New Sports eXperience”. In comparison with the version of 30 years ago, this is a completely different model. First, the power has more than doubled. Honda NSX is now equipped with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine and three electric motors. Its power reaches 573 hp The hybrid system works with a 9-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes about 3 seconds.