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NSX design

Shaped to perform

Creating an intuitive link between human and machine took time; a lot of ideas failed. But we never lost sight of the pure NSX idea: to put you at the very centre of the car – body and soul.

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Honda NSX product logo.

Purity of thought

A hybrid supercar that balances blistering track performance with real-world driving ability.

Continuous evolution

We didn't stop until we achieved perfection – no matter what it took.

Front facing Honda NSX on a windy mountain road.

The NSX had to instantly respond to human control. It's this single-minded ambition that meant changing our initial approach halfway through the project. It didn’t feel right with a V10 engine transversally mounted in the usual way, so we went back to the drawing board to design a longitudinally mounted V6 hybrid engine with twin-turbochargers.

With this dynamic change, it wasn’t just about the look and aerodynamics anymore, we had to manage the airflow for additional downforce and to cool the components. It meant the body had to be completely redesigned as well. The change caused tension at first but eventually brought the designers and engineers closer together. 

The front bumper of the Honda NSX that was designed to be more aerodynamic.

Precision starts in the factory. Every part of the bodywork is checked and rechecked for a flawless finish.

Close up shot of the Honda NSX bonnet.

The air intakes are formed to be in harmony with the flowing bodyline and allow the NSX to breathe, cooling engine components and enhancing performance.

Your space

You don’t just sit in the NSX, you connect with it.

Seats, door panels and the centre console are all shaped to hold the driver and the passenger securely in place. It’s a cockpit designed for comfortable everyday driving, as well as providing the physical connection you need on the track. Fit for all types of driving, we've even thought about boot space, too – it has the largest capacity in it's class.

Three-quarter shot of Honda NSX interior and dash.

Points of contact

Everything is designed around the driver.

Close up of Honda NSX steering wheel.

The first point of contact is the steering wheel. The shape is so refined it feels completely natural as soon as you take hold of it.

The interior is holistic, an all-embracing combination of the tiniest details. The touch and feel of the NSX from the driving position is unique – higher levels of involvement – something you have to experience yourself to fully appreciate and understand it.

Close up of Honda NSX buttons.

You’re completely in-tune with the NSX and can select a drive that suits your mood.

Close up of Honda NSX leather seats.

Comfort and luxury are perfectly entwined with sport and performance. The NSX’s beautifully sculptured seats provide unmatched support no matter where, or how, you drive.

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