2015 Honda NSX: relive the myth

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Sling writes a new chapter in the history of motorsports. A new chapter in which a myth is resurrected, in which the Honda NSX. A new chapter in which the “Japanese Ferrari”, in which the samurai, the icon of Japanese sportsmanship has to adapt to the times, looking askance at the heritage of the first NSX, of the original dream, but at the same time without losing sight a huge technological evolution that is already palpable in every millimeter of your body. Sporty, very sporty and technological, the new Honda NSX is born. Relive the myth.

From concept to reality, gaining an even more look along the way


25 years after the arrival of the first Honda NSX, a new Honda NSX is presented to us that exudes sportiness, no matter where you look, a sportiness with an obvious Japanese aroma, of sharp features, of aggressive shades. Those shots on the hood, the scowl on its optics, the side shots, its side skirts …

It has a length of 4,470 mm, a width of 1,940 mm and a height of only 1,215 mm, being its distance between axes of 2,630 mm. It is shorter than a BMW i8, just as wide and lower.

Its body is cut by the influence of air, looking for the best aerodynamics, the most optimal cooling. Undoubtedly, compared to the Honda NSX that we had known so far in a conceptual way, it gains spectacularity, in addition to having a significantly greater proportions.

Yes, at Honda they have managed to make a more radical production car than the concept model and without a doubt where it wins the most points along the way is in sporty looks.

Designed “from the inside out”, the Human Suport Cockpit


Honda places great emphasis on the vocation of serve the driver in a driving surrendered to sensations And for this Honda talks about leading ergonomics, great visibility and intuitive controls.

In practice we find some sport seats They are presented in a two-tone red and black leather and alcantara finish, a duality of finishes that is also present on its dashboard between aluminum and leather, with a high central tunnel separating the two seats.


Its instrumentation is in charge of a digital set with a configurable TFT screen.

A Honda NSX mechanically consistent with the new times: it is a hybrid and its V6 biturbo engine


Mechanically the new Honda NSX has a set hybrid articulated around a gasoline block V6 biturbo with dry sump lubrication and a total of three electrical mechanics. The V6 block develops a power of 550 horses and it is located in the rear central position while one of the electric motors is located between this mechanism and the transmission to then find the other two electric motors that are in charge of the front wheels.

Its transmission is in the hands of a 9-speed dual-clutch gearbox while the aforementioned configuration gives this NSX a system of all-wheel drive with a fine distribution of torque between the front wheels.


This system has been baptized by Honda as “Hybrid Sport Super-Handling All Wheel Drive”. Its hybrid system is not plug-in like that of the BMW i8, although it can also move in fully electric mode. Its batteries are located on the floor of the chassis, behind the passenger compartment.

Entering its cycle part


The Honda NSX will use 4 driving modes ranging from “Comfort” mode to “Track” mode and acting on the chassis, power delivery, transmission or sound.

All this set of sporting features and a hybrid mechanics is conjugated around a high-strength aluminum and steel structure while the base of the chassis is developed in carbon fiber.

Aluminum is also present in the constitution of the suspension forks while for its brakes we find carbo-ceramic discs and 6-piston calipers up front, 4-piston calipers on the rear axle.

Its wheels are 19 inches on the front axle and 20 inches on the rear axle with Continental ContiSportContact tires measuring 245/35 on the front axle and 295/30 on the rear axle.

From Ohio to the world


This new Honda NSX will be produced at the new plant in Maryscille, in Ohio, where 100 people will take care of the entire process, combining, in Honda’s words, craftsmanship and technology. The first deliveries will take place at the end of 2015.


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