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NSX technology

Performance through technology

You can feel it

Rapid response

645 Nm torque

With Launch Control

Sport Hybrid

581 PS

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive


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"The driver is just fully connected to the car."

Ted Klaus, Global Project Leader.

Super power

You, the driver, are at the very centre of the NSX. But sat just behind you is the most technologically advanced road car engine we’ve ever built.

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Centre of attention

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.

That ‘G’ feeling

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.

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Elements of performance

The real beauty of the NSX is it unlocks your inner racing driver. Here's the technology that makes it possible.

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A swift response

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.

Total recovery

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.

Rapid response

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.

Quick shifting

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.

Take command of the corners

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.

Feel the music

Start, and pump up the music via voice command, centre touchscreen or steering wheel controls.

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.

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