1991 Acura NSX 

  • $60k
  • 1991
  • 270 HP 3.0L
  • 168 mph
If these aren't enough, six interior colors look like they've been plucked from the show-car circuit, including Vivid Blue, Vivid Orange, and Vivid Yellow.
by MotorTrend (Feb, 2002)
Its ride is surprisingly supple for having such low-profile rubber, yet when laying on the whip, the engine note mimics a Honda F1 motor, the vehicle turns almost telepathically, and its brakes engender new appreciation for lap and shoulder belts.
by MotorTrend (Feb, 2002)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Acura NSX


Acura NSX
5.6 s
2.7 s

Top speed

Acura NSX
168 mph
253 mph
Jaguar XJ220
215 mph


Acura NSX
14.1 s
5.1 s
Jaguar XJ220
7.3 s

Data points Key details of the Acura NSX


Acura NSX
Jaguar XJ220


Acura NSX
270 HP
987 HP
Jaguar XJ220
542 HP

In The News From around the web


Acura NSX

Evolution of a Sports Car Building on the sleek, mid-engine design and distinctive styling that have made the Acura NSX a favorite among sports car enthusiasts, Acura has given the 2002 NSX a variety of styling enhancements that give it an even more contemporary, high performance look.
An exclusive, electronically controlled Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC(TM)) system optimizes volumetric efficiency at both high and low engine speeds.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Acura
Price $60,000
Year 1991
Highest auction price $41k, January 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.06 lb/hp
Maximum hp 270 HP @ 7,100 RPM
Maximum torque 210 ft-lb @ 5,300 RPM
Max RPM 8,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,977 cc
Cylinders V6
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.54 in / 3.07 in
Valvetrain DOHC

road tests

Top speed 168 mph
0-60mph 5.6 s
0-100mph 14.1 s
Drag coefficient 0.32


Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 4.06:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 381/? 165
Rear wheels 406/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,985 lb
Width 71.3 in
Height 46.1 in
Length 173.4 in
Front track width 59.4 in
Wheelbase 99.6 in
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