Honda NSX Coupe – Monster Of The Roads
Honda NSX Coupe has just arrived,but the question is can Honda’s NSX overcome the Audi R8 V10 Plus and Porsche 911 Turbo?
This supercar has hybrid engine which retreats too many benefits. The main thing is that Honda NSX could drive only on electric power and combined consumption is over 25 mpg that isn’t very impressive as the many expected. Honda still didn’t release any 0-60mph results for the NSX, but many thinks that seems to be around 3 seconds.
Honda NSX has the engine that is set behind of the driver and it has a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine putting out 500bhp. In other side, the thing that makes Honda different form others is the trio of electric motors that augment the propulsion of the internal combustion engine. There is one electric motor set between the V6 and the gearbox, and another two are in front of the driver and powering the front wheels. This kind of position of all ads brings the output of 573bhp and 645Nm.
About the gearbox, it is a nine-speed with dual clutch item with shift paddles which are fixed to the back of the steering wheel. You can leave it to change automatically on the track and on the road and that will do an impressive job of mixing between the ratios. So many gears to choose can be a little bit confusing if you shift them yourself, but extra late changing sometimes could be required as you brake for a bend.
Honda NSX has an impressive ride on the road with supple feeling, thanks to the four driving modes that you can choose for the dampers. Honda worked hard on the ergonomics of the cabin, so the A-pillars are very impressively and giving you great forward sight lines. The biggest disappointment on the road is that the engine sounds too boring and tiredly under 4,000rpm.
Honda NSX is in the class range between the new McLaren 570S, Porsche 911 Turbo, to the soundly Audi R8 V10 Plus and the technology developed BMW i8.
Honda NSX Specifications:
Engine: 3.5-litre twin-turbo and three electric motors
Transmission: Nine-speed dual clutch transmission, four-wheel drive
Top speed: 191mph
0-60mph: 3.0 seconds (est)