New 2016 Honda NSX Details Revealed

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While the 2016 Honda NSX may have been officially unveiled at January’s Detroit Motor Show, the Japanese marque decided against spilling all the technical specifications about the car. Fast forward to April however and Honda has released some important new details about its range-topping supercar to rival the best Ferrari and Porsche have to offer.
For starters, it has been confirmed that the 2016 Honda NSX makes use of a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 engine. While it was previously known that a twin-turbo V6 was used, the displacement has remained a mystery until now. The 3.5-litre engine is then joined with an electric motor at the rear while a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission sends the power to the ground.
In an effort to ensure this powertrain package remains as cool as possible, three individual radiators are featured. One of them is found at the front of the 2016 Honda NSX while the other two hide behind the side air intakes. To improve efficiency, the front radiator is tilted forwards by 25 degrees. Elsewhere, 10 air-cooler heat exchanges are found throughout with the transmission for example being cooled by no less than two heat exchanges. Two intercoolers are also found for the turbochargers.
Another key technical feature of the 2016 Honda NSX is that it features the world’s first three-dimensionally formed A-pillar created from high strength steel meaning it offers class-leading rigidity while also being thin enough to offer good visibility. Underpinning the second-generation NSX is also a multi-material space frame utilising aluminium and high-strength steel.
Discussing this, principal engineer and NSX body development leader Shawn Tarr said “For this new NSX development, anything and everything that could offer incredible base rigidity and lightweight design was on the table. We considered all-aluminium unibody, carbon fibre monocoque and space frame designs and ultimately engineered a multi-material space frame because it offers the lowest weight and best rigidity, precision and hybrid powertrain packaging capability of any design.”

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