645 Nm torque
With Launch Control
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive
Ted Klaus, Global Project Leader.
The hand-built engine is a 3.5 litre twin-turbocharged V6. Mid mounted to the aluminium chassis, it delivers power through a nine-speed Dual Clutch Transmission for instant response.
More power is added via a rear electric motor and twin mounted electric units at the front. On the track it’s electrifying. You can hear it, sense it and feel it through your body as you accelerate, brake and turn; but when you're back on the road, you can simply dial down the power.
The Integrated Dynamics System puts you perfectly in touch with the NSX.
The driver-orientated cockpit puts you at the very heart of the NSX driving experience, where you’re instantly connected to a selection of four dynamic driving modes.
Silent running when you need it. In Quiet mode, the NSX can run quietly on electric power alone over short distances.
Select Sport to get the perfect balance of sound from the V6 engine, along with perfectly tailored performance for driving on normal roads.
This is where things get serious. Sport+ stiffens up the steering and provides quicker shifting through the nine-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (9DCT) – coaxing you towards the red line.
Here’s where the NSX reveals its racing DNA. With the sport hybrid system working to its full capacity, Track mode gives you spine-tingling acceleration, cornering and braking: Go, stop and turn. Point the NSX to where you want it to go, and it goes.
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) is the first of its kind to be used on a supercar. When accelerating you’ll get instantaneous torque and when braking, the system works in harmony with the disc brakes for immediate turn-in response. Finally, when exiting a corner, you can accelerate sooner and faster with pinpoint accuracy.
The engine is known as a self-contained hybrid. Innovative, yet incredibly simple, the engine recovers electrical energy through acceleration whilst cornering and actually aids braking. It continually recharges the Lithium ION battery pack, maintaining energy levels as you drive.
A Twin Motor Unit reduces the delay that’s normally associated with a turbocharged engine. Acting directly on the crankshaft, it instantly delivers high output and – aided by the front mounted Twin Motor Units with launch control activated – unequalled, high torque, all-wheel drive acceleration.
Through smaller, lighter turbochargers more output is achieved by using two unique ‘Electronic Wastegate’ types of unit. These compact turbines save space and regulate maximum boost pressure for less delay and greater performance.
The nine-speed Dual Clutch Transmission synchronises beautifully with the V6 power plant and Direct Drive Motor unit, making full use of the power output and broad power band of the NSX. Gear shifting is lightning fast when you need it and combines with the NSX’s rapid response; it’s perfect for a track day and seamlessly smooth on the road, too.
It’s all down to what we call Yaw Control. This is where the power is strategically applied to one wheel and then the other through the front Twin Motor Units when cornering. Sometimes known as torque vectoring, the car will feel like it’s turning at will.
Created in association with the award winning recording engineer and producer, Elliot Scheiner, the nine-speaker system, with surround-sound technology, pushes out 580 watts for an extraordinary experience that creates a virtual concert hall in the car. Let the music commence.