We have already gotten intimately close to the American version of the new NSX super car, sold as an Acura. Now it’s Europe’s terms to sample their version, known over here as Honda NSX. The name carries a lot of weight and the car’s been hyped to death. So, does it live up to the expectations?

Evo Tests the 2017 Honda NSX

To find the answer Evo’s Henry Catchpole had to go to America, ironically, where he drove the 2017 Honda NSX on the road and the race track. Some say the new NSX is too sophisticated for its own good. Let’s see what Henry thinks:

Honda NSX Technical Specs:

Type Twin-turbocharged DOHC V6
Layout Longitudinally mid-mounted
Displacement 3493 cc
Power – SAE Net 500 hp @ 6500 – 7500 rpm
Torque (Nm) 406 lb.-ft. (550) @ 2000 – 6000 rpm
Maximum Engine Speed 7500 rpm
Power Output Per Lite 143 hp/liter
Bore and Stroke 3.6 in. x 3.5 in.
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Valve Train 24 Valve, IN/EX VTC, chain-driven camshafts
Intake Valve Construction Forged steel
Exhaust Valve Construction Forged steel, sodium-filled
Valve Angle 30 degrees (include angle)
Cylinder Block and Head Material Aluminum alloy
Cylinder Bore Lining Plasma transferred wire arc thermal spray
Cylinder Bank Angle 75 degrees
Crankshaft Construction Forged steel
Piston Construction Cast aluminum with integrated cooling channel
Connecting Rod Construction Forged steel, dowel pin
Fuel Injection Direct and port
Throttle Control Drive-by-Wire throttle system
Fuel Requirement Premium unleaded
Lubrication Dry sump system with 6-rotor scavenge pump
Oil Type Synthetic 0W-40
Cooling system Liquid and oil cooling
Exhaust System Layout Dual catalytic converter, dual path per bank
Turbocharger Type Single vane
Maximum Boost Pressure 105 kPa (1.05 bar)
Turbine Construction Inconel
Wastegate Control Electrical
Recirculation Valves Air bypass type
Intercooler Dimensions Width 232.2 mm; Height 382 mm; Thickness 64 mm