The Honda NSX, marketed in North America as the Acura NSX, is a two-seater, rear mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car manufactured by Honda.
The origins of the NSX trace back to 1984, with the HP-X (Honda Pininfarina eXperimental) concept, for a 3.0 L (180 cu in) V6 rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car. Honda committed to the project, with the intention of meeting or exceeding the performance of the then V8 engine 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 benefited from advanced aerodynamics and styling inspired by an F-16 fighter jet cockpit and input from the late Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna during the final development stages.
The 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 starting in 1994 the SportShift 4-speed automatic transmission, also known as F-Matic, which allows the option of conventional automatic shifting or manually shifting with a fingertip shift lever on the steering column.

Second Generation (2016–2022):
After a hiatus, Honda revived the NSX in 2016. This second-generation model featured a hybrid powertrain, combining a twin-turbocharged V6 engine with electric motors.
The NSX Type S, produced in 2022, marked the car’s final year of production. Only 350 units were made worldwide, with 300 allocated for the U.S., 30 for Japan, and 15 for Canada.
The Honda NSX is a supercar like no other. Where the first example introduced everyday ability to a class of car known mostly for histrionics, the model’s second coming in 2015 – a whole decade after its predecessor went out of production – built on this by making the whole thing hybrid-powered.
A deeply complex system, it combines a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine with three electric motors, two of those operating on the front axle to make this a four-wheel-driven car. The gearbox is a nine-speed automatic.
Total outputs are 573bhp and 476lb ft, enough for a 191mph top speed and 0-62mph in sub three seconds, putting it firmly in the realm of a McLaren 570S or Audi R8. Though with torque vectoring between those front two motors, it shuffles its power around more cleverly than either of its comparatively conventional rivals.

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