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

type Series Production Car
production years 1995 – 1997
built at Tochigi, Japan
price $ $ 60,000
engine All Aluminum V6
position Transverse Mid-Engine
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VTEC
fuel feed Honda PGM-F1 Electronic Injection
displacement 2977 cc / 181.7 in³
bore 90.0 mm / 3.54 in
stroke 78.0 mm / 3.07 in
compression 10.2:1
power 201.3 kw / 270 bhp @ 7100 rpm
specific output 90.7 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 199.41 bhp per tonne
torque 284.7 nm / 210.0 ft lbs @ 5300 rpm
redline 8000
body / frame Unit Aluminum
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires F 225/50ZR-15
rear tires R 225/50ZR-16
front brakes Vented Discs w/ABS, Vacuum Assist
rear brakes Vented Discs w/ABS, Vacuum Assist
front wheels F 38.1 x 16.5 cm / 15 x 6.5 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 20.3 cm / 16 x 8 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Tube Shocks, Anti Roll Bar
r suspension A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Tube Shocks, Anti Roll Bar
curb weight 1354 kg / 2985 lbs
wheelbase 2530 mm / 99.6 in
front track 1509 mm / 59.4 in
rear track 1529 mm / 60.2 in
length 4404 mm / 173.4 in
width 1811 mm / 71.3 in
height 1171 mm / 46.1 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.07:1, 1.73:1, 1.23:1, 0.97:1, 0.77:1
final drive 4.06:1
top speed ~270.4 kph / 168.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.6 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~14.1 seconds
drag 0.32 Cd