Through the years, Honda has built a considerable name for itself when it comes to motorsports. From 1965 up to 2008 its racing team enjoyed victories all over the world. They include the Belgian Grand Prix, Italian Grand Prix and even the Indy 500. Then it is no surprise to imagine that Honda knows how to build a car designed with performance in mind.
From that that perspective we can look at the Honda NSX, a midengined supercar made for racing conditions. This is reflected by the aerodynamic design, which has very interesting origins. Designers from Honda closely inspected General Dynamic’s F16, a fighter jet from
- During later stages even famous driver Ayrton Senna’s expertise was used to craft the car. The result is a very sleek and efficient body which withstands speeds of up to 280 kilometers per hour.
Under the hood the NSX makes no attempt at hiding its performance. It uses an
allaluminum 3.0 liter V6 engine, producing an interesting 276 bhp and 294 Nm at 5400 rpm. Of course, it would not be a sports car were it not to have Variable Valve Timing (or VVT). Fortunately this is embedded using Honda’s VTEC system, which also uses Lift Control.