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Honda NSX

(1988 model)

Brief specs of 1988 Honda NSX

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2977 cm3 / 181.7 cu in / 181.7 cu in, 186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp @ 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm, 288.0 N·m / 212.4 lb·ft / 212.4 lb·ft @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HondaIssued from1988
ModelNSXIssued until
SerieNSXNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerHonda Motor Co.CountryJP,US,CA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)154 l / 5.44 cu ft / 5.44 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4390 l / 155.03 cu ft / 155.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4315 mm / 169.9 in / 169.9 inTotal (curb) weight1216 kg / 2681 lb / 2681 lb
Width1801 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1171 mm / 46.1 in / 46.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2500 mm / 98.4 in / 98.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1511 mm / 59.5 in / 59.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.31Frontal area (A)1.79 m2 / 19.3 sq ft / 19.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.56 m2 / 6.0 sq ft / 6.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)13.8 kW / 18.5 hp / 18.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerHondaValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supplyHo fuel inj.Engine displacement2977 cm3 / 181.7 cu in / 181.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity496.17 cm3/cylinder / 30.278 cu in/cylinder / 30.278 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp at 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque288.0 N·m / 212.4 lb·ft / 212.4 lb·ft at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)80.8 kW / 108.4 hp / 108.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output62.6 kW/l / 1.376 bhp/cu in / 1.376 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque96.7 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.77
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.06

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.00 s / 6.00 s / 6.00 sPower-to-weight ratio205.6 kW/ton / 155.8 bhp/ton / 155.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/60-R14Tyres rear195/60-R14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Honda NSX

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