NSX IS MORE THAN ONE SUPERCAR. Its dynamic range flexes to reflect its driver's mood, responding to every input with absolute fidelity. Weekend touring or competitive tracking, commuting or negotiating a mountain pass, it adapts and supports and partners with its driver. That purity of dynamic response extends beyond motion to emotion: the love of driving, with utter confidence.
ULTIMATE RIGIDITY IS THE HOLY GRAIL of dynamic sports car performance. Achieving it demands complex engineering, striking an ironically delicate balance between brutal forces. In NSX, that balance is struck from the inside out with a completely clean-sheet design, a multi-material space frame that forms the foundation for instant response in steering, throttle and brakes.
DYNAMICS IS THE MAGIC THAT HAPPENS when precise control creates absolute freedom. Case in point: Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™. NSX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® applies true torque vectoring with every turn. The electric Twin Motor Unit (TMU) directs torque to each front wheel independently to maximize the effectiveness of each tire's traction as the turn is executed. It makes for uncannily precise cornering on road or track, even at speed - the car planted but eager, urging the driver on. The dynamics are such that acceleration can come much earlier out of every turn, which translates into faster lap times - and makes precision line tracing an exhilarating exercise in the freedom of spirited driving.
Every aspect of the car must serve a purpose. So while NSX aesthetics are unmistakable, they're not simply a matter of allure. Every character line, body panel, shape and crease; every air flow intake and outlet; every proportion and ratio is optimized to support its dynamic performance.
NSX TAKES AERODYNAMICS TO NEW LEVELS of artistic integration, applying visual allure to the results of thousands of hours of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and wind tunnel analyses. Three times the downforce at the rear of the car than at the front provides ultimate sports car balance. Painstakingly carved design lines augment that balance with total airflow management. Together they create unparalleled performance with extraordinary efficiency.
THE ABILITY TO TAME WIND ISN'T A MYTH - aerodynamics is proof of that. The NSX supercar takes it one step further, using artful design to stream air within, without and across the entire vehicle. By reintroducing air that serves thermal purposes upstream, front and rear power unit components, brakes and other systems are cooled efficiently as aerodynamics are optimized. Acura calls this Total Airflow Management, and when it's executed in tandem with gracefully aggressive aesthetics it becomes the ultimate expression of interwoven dynamics.
THE SYNERGY OF MAN AND MACHINE BEGINS HERE, where the sense of NSX as an extension of self becomes tangible. The wheel grasp, the pedal feel, the seat designed to support its driver through even the most extreme maneuvers. It's a command center where intuitive controls, unobstructed views and world-class acoustics make every drive extraordinary.
SIMPLICITY OF FORM AND ELEMENTS ESSENTIAL TO THE SPACE form the foundation of NSX cockpit design. Minimalist in its aesthetic and spacious in its dimensions, tne NSX interior was precisely engineered to create a richly supportive domain for the driver - even those whose height is in the 95th percentile.
IN NSX, THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MAN AND MACHINE plays out in real time with communicative feedback so true and responsive, it feels like intuition. Steering, acceleration and braking are executed with something more than fidelity - not simply obeying cues but maintaining a continual readiness in sync with driver awareness.
The aggressively-shaped bolsters are smooth leather for ease of ingress/egress. Alcantara® is at the center of the sports seats to provide grip and reduce lateral movement. Key interior surfaces are ergonomically padded to support knees and elbows, providing additional supercar comfort and stability.
CONNECTION TO THE ROAD DEMANDS SWEEPING VISIBILITY -- a quality embraced by NSX engineers dating back to the first-generation NSX. Today, the expansive view begins with ultra-slim A-pillars crafted using an innovative, 3D bent-and-quenched fabrication process that produces ultra-high tensile strength. Adding to the openness is the low meter visor, the uniquely shaped steering wheel, a frameless rearview mirror and side mirrors on slender stalks.
The oblong shape allows an unobstructed view over the top and greater leg clearance at the bottom.
Tailored leather wrap is finished with hidden stitching for an unencumbered grip.
LEAPS FROM HUSHED TO HELLION IN A SINGLE BOUND. In Quiet mode, NSX runs virtually silent; in Track mode, every note of peak performance is in full-throated cry. The sound satisfies on a gut level, both on the street and inside the acoustically-tuned cabin, where engine sound correlates with dynamic mode.
Slightly-indented finger holds are located at both 10:00 and 2:00 and at 9:00 and 3:00 to satisfy the preferences of most drivers.
Maximize cooling across key heat exchangers from front to back.
Rear brakes are partially cooled via specially-tuned air deflectors directing air through the subframe.
Directs airflow down the rear glass to cool the transmission and engine room.
Airflow stabilized by front vents and body shape, enters the side intakes to cool the turbo intercoolers.
Improve airflow and provide downforce as they direct air to intercooler intakes and engine vents.
Carbon fiber is brutally strong and beautifully lightweight - augmenting performance, styled for the street.
The words above the entrance to the Performance Manufacturing Center define what happens inside. PMC is the purpose-built facility in Ohio, where the Acura NSX is produced. It's 200,000 square feet of innovation, a place where craftsmanship and technology converge in ways so forward-thinking, it's sparked a dozen patents. The openness of the space - expansive, airy and absolutely pristine - aptly represents the values of transparency and collaboration here.
Giving drivers the ability to see even more, the Surround View Camera system delivers an unparalleled vantage point while parking. Four cameras ingeniously positioned around the vehicle assist in uncovering blind spots as well as potential obstacles.
In wet or unstable conditions, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) can reduce the dangers of over and under steering and loss of traction by applying brakes at each wheel as needed and when necessary, reducing engine power.
This available convenience feature can detect a vehicle in the next lane's alert zone while going over 20 MPH, with an indicator appearing near the side's A-pillar. If you signal in the direction of that vehicle, the mirror indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds.
Experience a heightened sense of your surroundings with the A-SPEC and Advance packages. Our innovative parking sensors detect when the TLX is getting close to an object or surface with a series of beeps, which sound more rapid as you get closer.
Exclusive NSX Interwoven wheels and optional carbon ceramic brakes deliver high performance with remarkably low unsprung mass.
Engineered seating and steering are complemented by minimalist materials, creating a cockpit that balances secure, ergonomic support and freedom of movement.
The body is sculpted for performance - every line serves a purpose, including 10 functional intakes that provide air cooling as well as aerodynamic performance.
Source: 2018 Acura NSX