A Decade of Excellence: The Acura NSX

Evolution of a Supercar

1/4/2001 4:19:00 AM

Evolved from a rich racing heritage, the Acura NSX combines world-class performance and styling with exceptional driveability and refinement. The 2001 NSX is the benchmark for Acura technology having established itself as a leader in the exotic supercar segment over the past 10 years.

"The NSX has redefined the exotic sports car through state-of-the-art, lightweight technology, class-leading performance and unprecedented levels of luxury and refinement," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president, Acura Division.

The 2001 NSX offers two mid-ship mounted distinct powertrains. First is a lightweight, all-aluminum 3.2-liter, DOHC, 24-valve, 90-degree V-6 engine yielding 290 horsepower and 224 lbs-ft of torque, coupled to a 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission. When equipped with the optional 4-speed automatic transmission with Formula One-inspired sequential SportShift, the NSX powerplant is a 3.0-liter V-6 engine that generates 252 horsepower and 210 lbs-ft of torque.

Both NSX engines are equipped with Acura's patented Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system, an ingenious Variable Volume Induction System, direct ignition and the computerized PGM-FI fuel injection system pioneered in Formula One racing.

Every detail on the NSX has been engineered to produce the utmost in performance. The highly rigid NSX chassis features all-aluminum construction for low overall weight and high rigidity. The four-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension also features aluminum-alloy control arms and hub carriers to minimize unsprung weight for optimum handling. Aluminum subframes for the front and rear suspension further reduce suspension weight. The braking system features large-diameter, ventilated four-wheel discs and an advanced four-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). The sophisticated Traction Control System (TCS) has been designed to help limit wheel-spin and enhance control.

Available as a hardtop NSX coupe or an open top NSX-T, the sculpted, wedge-shaped body and forward canopy design, clearly communicate the NSX's performance.

The interior of the NSX evokes the image of the cockpit of a jet fighter, providing ample visibility, easy-to-read instrument gauges and snug, leather seats. As with all Acura models, the NSX comes with a long list of standard equipment and comfort and convenience features including an automatic climate control system, an Acura/Bose Music System, power windows and door locks, cruise control and an electronic immobilizer system.

The 2001 NSX, like all Acura vehicles, is covered by a comprehensive 4-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. Additional ownership benefits include Acura Total Luxury Care (TLC), which provides free 24-hour roadside assistance, concierge service and trip routing.

Acura offers a full line of premium performance vehicles through a nationwide network of nearly 260 dealers. The Acura line up features six distinct models including the exotic NSX supercar, the 3.5 RL flagship sedan, the best-selling 3.2 TL luxury performance sedan, the all-new 3.2 CL luxury performance coupe, the fun to drive Integra and the revolutionary MDX luxury sport utility vehicle. For more information about Acura vehicles, please visit www.acura.com.