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.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|production years||1992 – 1995|
|built at||Tochigi, Japan|
|engine||C30A V6 V6|
|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|