Honda has unveiled the production version of the NSX supercar at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. It premiered at the North American International Auto Show with the Acura badge and now the car is finally out as a Honda for the global markets.
There is no difference between the Acura and the Honda model apart from the logo and badging on the car. The design is very much Japanese with the aerodynamics superseding the aesthetics. The NSX is a good looking car nevertheless, especially because of the proportions. For a performance car, the NSX gets all the basic features like the TFT screen, dual zone air conditioning, digital instrument cluster and a hi-tech music system.
The NSX is powered by the 3.5-litre twin turbocharged 24-valve DOHC engine along with three electric motors. The combined output is 573bhp and 844Nm, which is delivered to all four wheels. The petrol engine is rated at 500bhp and 550Nm, which drives the rear wheels; additionally there is a centrally mounted electric motor at the rear that pushes out 148Nm of torque. The hub motors at the front each send out 73Nm and the combined power of three motors is 73bhp. The combined power propels the NXS to 100kmph from standstill in a staggering three seconds, on the way to its top speed of over 300kmph.
The Honda NSX is not expected to be launched in India any time soon, but we are hoping to at least catch a glimpse at the forthcoming 2016 Auto Expo.