1992→1995 Honda NSX-R

1992→1995 Honda NSX-R

1992→1995 Honda NSX-R

In 1992 Honda released a lightweight version of the NSX called the NSX-R for the Japanese market that took advantage of the Type-R nameplate. It was revised to be a lightweight version that was more capable on the racetrack than the road.

Honda fit the NSX-R with no air conditioning, no spare tire, no traction control, no stereo and no sound deadening. The result was a NSX that shed 120 kg (265 lb) of weight.

The suspension was heavily updated with larger sway bars, suspension links, coil springs and dampers.

Honda improved interior with bright red Recaro seats that were specifically design for the NSX-R from carbon-kevlar. This was matched with a new Momo wheel and high-contrast red stitching.

Final drive increased to 4.235:1 from 4.06:1, this let the driver take better advantage of the balanced crankshaft in the higher rpm range.

Options for the NSX-R included air conditioning, a Bose stereo, carbon fibre interior trim and white-painted wheels.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1992 – 1995
built atTochigi, Japan
engineC30A V6 V6
positionMid, Longitudinal
valvetrainDOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement2977 cc / 181.67 in³
power216.3 kw / 290.1 bhp @ 7100 rpm
specific output97.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weight235.85 bhp per tonne
torque280 nm / 206.5 ft lbs
body / frameUnit Aluminum
driven wheelsMid Engine / RWD
front tiresF 215/45ZR-16
rear tiresR 245/40ZR-17
front brakesVented Discs
rear brakesVented Discs
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight1230 kg / 2712 lbs
wheelbase2530 mm / 99.6 in
front track1509 mm / 59.4 in
rear track1529 mm / 60.2 in
length4425 mm / 174.2 in
width1811 mm / 71.3 in
height1171 mm / 46.1 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
final drive4.24:1