The NSX was the first Honda (Acura in the states) to cop DOHC VTEC technology. This is the company's flagship model and takes the form of a 2 seat, Mid engine/Rear wheel drive supercar. The various incarnations of the car are as follows:

  • 1990 - Acura NSX
  • 1995 - NSX-R
  • 1999 - NSX Alex Zanardi edition
  • 2001 - NSX-T

In it's first guise the NSX pumped out 201.3kw@7100rpm (power) and 284.7Nm@5300rpm (torque). This was good for a top speed of 270kph and a 0-60mph time of 5.6 seconds. The car cost $60,000 USD. The figures for subsequent versions are listed below:

NSX-R (1995)
Power = 216.3kw@7100rpm
Torque = 303.7Nm@5300 rpm
Top speed = 270.4kph
0-60 = 5.1 seconds

NSX Alex Zanardi edition (1999)
Power = 216.3kw@7100rpm
Torque = 304.Nm@5500 rpm
Top speed = 268.8kph
0-60 = 4.8 seconds
List Price (USD) $87,670

NSX-T (2001) Power = 216.3kw@7100rpm
Torque = 303.7Nm@5300 rpm
Top speed = 270.4kph
0-60 = 5.1 seconds
List Price (USD) $88,000

While not quite as fast as other traditional supercars (Ferraris, Lamborghinis etc) the NSX is much cheaper and as such has carved itself out a small niche in the sports/supercar market. The car was reportedly the favourite of Ayrton Senna and also has the distinction of appearing in Pulp Fiction, driven by Wolf.

Thanks to Morven for some of the additional info...

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