Acura/Honda NSX (Detroit Motor Show 2015): Seat fit

Acura/Honda NSX (Detroit Motor Show 2015): Seat fit

Video: Honda at Detroit 2015

So comes the NSX

Not much has changed there, some people like that in the premiere Honda NSX on Detroit Auto Show (January 17-25, 2015) thoughts. And indeed, at first glance, the series appears A 2012 study ok ok But if you look closely, you can see the effects that the most rigorous tests in the wind tunnel and on the race track have left behind on the aluminum body. As usual from the Japanese, they went to the limits of what is possible during the tests, just to achieve the best combination of handling, aerodynamics and downforce. Yes, this NSX went through hell on the road to perfection, burned during testing at the Nürburgring completely apart from the body shell. A test of the seat before the first driving report shows whether the test was worth it.

Fine aerodynamic tuning down to the last detail

Acura NSX

Aerodynamics down to the last detail: Even the aerodynamics of the front wheels in the 245/35Z R19 design have been considered.

But before we get into the cockpit, let’s take a look at the final body. The large vents with large mesh grilles at the front reduce air resistance, but at the same time ensure downforce on the hood and cool the carbon-ceramic brakes on the front tires. At the same time, they reduce the friction caused by the 245/35Z R19 tires at high speeds. To better direct airflow, the production version of the NSX has openings above the front wheel arches. They send the flow behind the sides, directly into the ventilation grilles behind which the V6 sits. The remaining air reaches the edge of the rear spoiler through a newly created tunnel under the C-pillar, where it pushes the car towards the pavement. We already know the newly designed freestanding C-pillar from another hybrid athlete, the BMW i8.

For all its sportiness, the NSX has a comfortable cockpit

Acura NSX

The NSX’s small sports steering wheel is easy to grip. Shifting is via paddles behind the valance.

Of course, the driver should not see any turbulence outside. As in the old NSX, he sits deep in the perfectly shaped sports seat and, thanks to the large head-up screen and narrow A-pillar, he has everything in sight. The TFT display behind the small sports steering wheel changes with four selectable driving modes. Switching is via a rotary switch placed next to the start button on the center console. An electronic-only mode is available at low speeds, as well as Sport, Sport+ and Track settings for the full power development of a super sports car. The system changes the engine response, gearshifts and chassis characteristics. Launch control should enable a smooth start. Paddles on the steering wheel can be used to shift through the nine gears of the dual clutch car. Fittings, upholstered in fine leather and Alcantara, ensure the right feeling of well-being. The driver should feel a little the fact that the NSX has gone through a tough test phase.

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What is still missing is complete performance data. Maybe there will be a Geneva when the Honda NSX is in Europe. In the United States, where it will soon roll off the assembly line in Marysville, Ohio, it will appear simply as the Acura NSX. Orders for the United States will be taken in the summer of 2015, and delivery is planned for the end of 2015. The prices are equal to 130,000 euros.