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Honda NSX

(1990 model)

Brief specs of 1990 Honda NSX

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2977 cm3 / 181.7 cu in / 181.7 cu in, 201.3 kW / 269.9 hp / 269.9 hp @ 7300 rpm / 7300 rpm / 7300 rpm, 285.0 N·m / 210.2 lb·ft / 210.2 lb·ft @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 270 km/h / 168 mph / 168 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HondaIssued from1990
ModelNSXIssued until
SerieNSXNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerHonda Motor Co.CountryJP

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)4770 l / 168.45 cu ft / 168.45 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4404 mm / 173.4 in / 173.4 inTotal (curb) weight1365 kg / 3009 lb / 3009 lb
Width1811 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1171 mm / 46.1 in / 46.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2530 mm / 99.6 in / 99.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1509 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1529 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inWeight distribution (front)41.0 % / 41.0 % / 41.0 %
Ground clearance135 mm / 5.3 in / 5.3 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.32Frontal area (A)1.78 m2 / 19.2 sq ft / 19.2 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.57 m2 / 6.1 sq ft / 6.1 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.2 kW / 19.0 hp / 19.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeC30ATotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerHondaValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium block & headBore90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supplyHonda PGM-FiEngine 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 DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.2 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power201.3 kW / 269.9 hp / 269.9 hp at 7300 rpm / 7300 rpm / 7300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque285.0 N·m / 210.2 lb·ft / 210.2 lb·ft at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm8000 rpm / 8000 rpm / 8000 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)96.5 kW / 129.3 hp / 129.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output67.6 kW/l / 1.486 bhp/cu in / 1.486 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque95.7 N·m/l / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in / 0.84 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) speed270 km/h / 168 mph / 168 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.70 s / 5.70 s / 5.70 sPower-to-weight ratio197.8 kW/ton / 149.9 bhp/ton / 149.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.00 s / 6.00 s / 6.00 sFuel 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 & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.24Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs
Wheels front6.5JJ x 15Wheels rear8.0JJ x 16
Tyres front205/50 ZR 15Tyres rear225/50 ZR 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front282 mm / 11.1 in / 11.1 inBrake diameter rear282 mm / 11.1 in / 11.1 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Honda NSX

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