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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 by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1992 – 1995
built at Tochigi, Japan
production 483
engine C30A V6 V6
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 2977 cc / 181.67 in³
power 216.3 kw / 290.1 bhp @ 7100 rpm
specific output 97.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 235.85 bhp per tonne
torque 280 nm / 206.5 ft lbs
body / frame Unit Aluminum
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires F 215/45ZR-16
rear tires R 245/40ZR-17
front brakes Vented Discs
rear brakes Vented Discs
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight 1230 kg / 2712 lbs
wheelbase 2530 mm / 99.6 in
front track 1509 mm / 59.4 in
rear track 1529 mm / 60.2 in
length 4425 mm / 174.2 in
width 1811 mm / 71.3 in
height 1171 mm / 46.1 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
final drive 4.24:1