Acura NSX 

  • $89k
  • 2002
  • 290 HP 3.2L
  • 175 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
5.5 s

Top speed

Acura NSX
175 mph
MR2 Turbo
145 mph


Acura NSX
12.2 s
MR2 Turbo
16.7 s

1/4 mile

Acura NSX
13.4 s
14.8 s

Data points Key details of the Acura NSX


Acura NSX
MR2 Turbo


Acura NSX
290 HP

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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 $89,000
Year 2002

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.87 lb/hp
Maximum hp 290 HP @ 7,100 RPM
Maximum torque 224 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,179 cc
Cylinders V6
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 3.07 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 175 mph
1/4 mile 13.4 s
0-60mph 5.5 s
0-100mph 12.2 s
Drag coefficient 0.3


Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Axle ratio 4.06:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 432/? 178
Rear wheels 432/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,153 lb
Width 71.3 in
Height 46.1 in
Length 174.2 in
Front track width 59.4 in
Wheelbase 99.6 in
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