1995→1997 Acura NSX-T

In 1995 the NSX switched body styles by completely changing to an open Targa-style roof.

Along with the removable roof panel, Honda offered an optional Formula One-inspired sequential SportShift’ automatic transmission.

To compensate for the loss of structual rigidity the roof previously supplied the chassis was reinforced around the sills of the car with 100 lbs of additional material.

The Targa roof was completely removable and for the first couple years of production it was finished only in black.

In 1997 this model was replaced outright by the 3.2-liter version.

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
production years1995 – 1997
built atTochigi, Japan
price $$ 60,000
engineAll Aluminum V6
positionTransverse Mid-Engine
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VTEC
fuel feedHonda PGM-F1 Electronic Injection
displacement2977 cc / 181.7 in³
bore90.0 mm / 3.54 in
stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in
compression10.2:1
power201.3 kw / 270 bhp @ 7100 rpm
specific output90.7 bhp per litre
bhp/weight199.41 bhp per tonne
torque284.7 nm / 210.0 ft lbs @ 5300 rpm
redline8000
body / frameUnit Aluminum
driven wheelsMid Engine / RWD
front tiresF 225/50ZR-15
rear tiresR 225/50ZR-16
front brakesVented Discs w/ABS, Vacuum Assist
rear brakesVented Discs w/ABS, Vacuum Assist
front wheelsF 38.1 x 16.5 cm / 15 x 6.5 in
rear wheelsR 40.6 x 20.3 cm / 16 x 8 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionA-Arms w/Coil Springs, Tube Shocks, Anti Roll Bar
r suspensionA-Arms w/Coil Springs, Tube Shocks, Anti Roll Bar
curb weight1354 kg / 2985 lbs
wheelbase2530 mm / 99.6 in
front track1509 mm / 59.4 in
rear track1529 mm / 60.2 in
length4404 mm / 173.4 in
width1811 mm / 71.3 in
height1171 mm / 46.1 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.07:1, 1.73:1, 1.23:1, 0.97:1, 0.77:1
final drive4.06:1
top speed~270.4 kph / 168.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~5.6 seconds
0 – 100 mph~14.1 seconds
drag0.32 Cd