Someone please tell me this isn't true about the NSX 0-60 mph time...


LSR
05-30-2003, 08:42 AM
I was surfing on the Honda UK website, and it quotes that the NSX does the 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds! :o Surely this isn't true!? The 911 turbo does it in 4 seconds, as does the 360. Honda is really lagging behind. Also, I've seen economy cars that do 0-60 mph quicker than that. I think I'm gonna have to change my views about this so-called "supercar" :o :mad:

HONDA_99
05-30-2003, 09:20 AM
0-60 times are vary from year, trim and transmission of car.

slowest that i saw was 1991 NSX with 3.0L engine and automatic transmission, it was doing 0-60 in 5.6sec.
fastest is 1999 Acura NSX A. Zanardi Edition, it was doing 0-60 in 4.8sec.

LSR
05-30-2003, 09:44 AM
That is still lagging behind the competition! :o :mad:

NSX
06-01-2003, 02:12 PM
NSX is more than straight-line accel. & speed.

LSR
06-02-2003, 09:34 AM
NSX is more than straight-line accel. & speed.

No it isn't. 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds is rubbish. A Citroen Saxo can beat that, and that is an econobox.

Although the performance may not be up there with the competition, I can understand why this car is expensive. But none-the-less, I am somewhat disappointed by these figures.

NSX
06-03-2003, 09:59 PM
Performance Top Speed
270.4 kph / 168.0 mph

0 - 60 mph - 5.1 seconds

0 - mile 13.5 seconds

0 - 100 mph 11.6 seconds

Lateral Acceleration 0.89g

EPA City/Hwy17 / 24 mpg

From Supercars (http://www.supercars.net/cars/2001@$Acura@$NSX-Tg.html)

Edit:
This was the older 2001 version as well; the new one is refined, so figures may be even better.

Please show me this UK site NSX stat.

LSR
06-04-2003, 06:17 AM
www.honda.co.uk , and go to NSX, you'll see it around there. I'm not going to try and make a debate out of this, as that has been done to death, but I think that this car is slow relative to the competition. Also, Honda have done everything to replace bhp (damn 280hp law - stupid jap government) with less weight, so some real power is needed.

NSX
06-04-2003, 09:27 PM
HondaUK (http://www.honda.co.uk/servlet/uk.co.honda.custonline.servlets.ShowSpecification? optId=-1&engineId=10408)

http://www.geocities.com/aznrocket8/nsx.jpg

And that's just for the lower priced 3.0L model

ls2oool
06-18-2003, 01:41 PM
uhh.. your comparing it to porsches and ferraris??
i agree it is laggin behind those supercars but 5.1 aint all that bad and ive seen faster ones. Personally i wouldnt keep my nsx stock, put a lil there a lil here... bam !! you got yourself a lil 4 sec car haha. Have you looked at the new nsx-r ?? It's runnin low 4's and also maybe high 3's.

and ..... it's only a vtec.. C'mon..

C32Bperformance
06-28-2003, 09:02 PM
The NSX Type-S Zero is as a Ferarri F355, and the type-r is faster. The Type-R weighs in at 2800lbs... and will easily stroll through the 1/4 in 12s.

There are as many ferraris that are faster than the NSX as there are slower, not to mention that the NSX embarasses the ferrari in build quality.

The only ferrari i would take over an nsx is the enzo, and the enzo retails at $650,000. It has 650hp, and runs a claimed 1/4 in 11.1
Even then, an NSX turbo would move it in range of the hp class, check out www.cybernationmotorsports.com

They have a light turbo kit for the nsx set at 10psi that dynoed 430hp on the wheels.

Also, Steph Papadakis is running a new NSX 3.0L V6 powerplant for the upcoming drag series this year. It has 1,400hp. It has 11,000rpm heads, a twin turbo setup boosting 25psi, and enough spare parts to build 5 duplicate engines (since the nsx parts are so hard to come by)

When asked why he used the nsx engine, he said simply, its the best thing honda makes.

Honestly, the only thing I see wrong with the NSX is the fact that the original design didnt base a 3.0L V10 (a la F1) instead of the 3.0L V6.

C32Bperformance
06-28-2003, 09:05 PM
The NSX runs rampant in my dreams.

2of9
06-29-2003, 01:19 AM
i saw the NSX-R go against a the Skyline GTR34 someplace in a NSX site. The race was dead even, but it does depend on the driver, so the NSX-R won hittin 12.8 and the Sky GTR34 hittin like 12.9...VERY close and nice race. I'll try to find the site again.

NSX
06-30-2003, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by Silver_GTR34
i saw the NSX-R go against a the Skyline GTR34 someplace in a NSX site. The race was dead even, but it does depend on the driver, so the NSX-R won hittin 12.8 and the Sky GTR34 hittin like 12.9...VERY close and nice race. I'll try to find the site again.

I've seen that too; it was probably the Japanese car magazine show, Best MOTORing or Hot Version. The Japanese supercars are always fairly close in the 1/4 mile; ie. NSX, Supra, Skyline, RX-7, even the Impreza STi & Lancer Evo at times.

DensoSupra
07-24-2003, 02:20 AM
That is still lagging behind the competition! :o

The NSX is what? Like $85,000? The 911 Turbo is $110,000 and I think the 360 is like $220,000. It's $25,000 cheaper then a 911 Turbo, use the money u saved for mods and you'll be raping both cars. Or the money you save buying an NSX over a 360 is enough to buy a friggen Toda race engine built for JGTC GT500 cars.

Davidmax
07-24-2003, 02:32 AM
We have a NSX shop that dynos at Xtreme(my shop) with a turbo kit real mild 5 or 6 Lbs,they pump 360 at the wheels.
I drove one and the power is linear and very useable and this car is like a Vette its not a Drag car.
My vette would break 10's EZ with 16 Lbs of boost on a twin I.C.427 C5R motor,however my 9 secnd Cobra out of commision for 5-6 weeks will do low 9's once all the bugs are ironed out.Dave S.
PS This car(NSX) is very refined and you got to love the ones this co builds red lining at 9000 rpm what a rush,and handles like on rails,dave

C32Bperformance
07-26-2003, 08:48 AM
yeah, there is no question the NSX is a track car.

LSR
07-27-2003, 11:03 AM
The NSX was forced to be a track car due to the stupid 280BHP agreement.

I haven't seen an NSX with more than 500bhp in tuned trim, which is the new performance benchmark for any car within this market sector.

DensoSupra
07-27-2003, 01:44 PM
Originally posted by LSR
The NSX was forced to be a track car due to the stupid 280BHP agreement.

I haven't seen an NSX with more than 500bhp in tuned trim, which is the new performance benchmark for any car within this market sector.

What BHP agreement??

C32Bperformance
07-27-2003, 05:30 PM
The gentlemans agreement for all the japanese co making supercars. 280hp is the limit, and its that way because they dont want to get caught up in a "horsepower war" where all the co just one up each other with power numbers and neglect the rest of the car which they accuse american car makers of doing. I think what they're doing is equally stupid.

DensoSupra
07-27-2003, 10:14 PM
Damn...that sucks. I really do want to see an NSX with a 400HP V8. Shit...the f20c has 240hp, I think they could've EASILY got more out of a c32b then 290hp. DAMN! THAT IS GAY! :gay:

C32Bperformance
07-27-2003, 11:24 PM
yeapers...

I think even an equal displacement V10 with more revs wouldda blown the current 290bhp away.

DensoSupra
07-28-2003, 04:51 AM
Very, very easily...but probably a lot more expensive. I would love to see that though...Honda V10, NICE :biggrin:

C32Bperformance
07-28-2003, 10:27 AM
yeah considering the current Honda F1 motor makes over 800hp @ 18,000 rpms with no variable timing and NA, i think they could put a little something together for us, say 400hp?

DensoSupra
07-28-2003, 10:34 AM
ahhh....I have wet dreams about a 500HP NSX!

C32Bperformance
07-28-2003, 11:09 AM
i have them about just the stocker :)

NSX
07-28-2003, 05:14 PM
Okay guys, calm down.
heh

Well, if you want to see a tuned NSX, still restricted in some respects, but still tuned; check out the JGTC NSXs.

3.5L DOHC 490-500 bhp

C32Bperformance
07-28-2003, 05:45 PM
yeap them too, props ro good old mugen for them pieces, and props to gran turismo so we can play with them :)

DensoSupra
08-14-2003, 04:20 AM
Originally posted by C32Bperformance
yeap them too, props ro good old mugen for them pieces, and props to gran turismo so we can play with them :)

:iagree:

Anybody got info on GT4 cars? I heard something about it including ferrari's and lambo's but I'm not sure....

MexSiR
10-19-2003, 11:31 PM
Well the NSX IS REALLY FAST MAN.
7.5 too far off track. Besides thats a crappy 4 speed automatic, look into the real sports car, the 6 speed 290hp. That car is rated 0-60mph in the mid 4s. Every one that tests it comes out with a low 4 mid 4 0-60 and a high 13 1/4 mile. That isnt slow.

Youve seen the NSX type S zero. 4.1 0-60 mph, and a stunning 12.9, 13.0 sec on the 1/4 mile. That is what a porshe turbo or a modena are running.

low 4s mid 13s aint slow. Thats fast. Thats close to a viper with 500 hp.

sideshowrich
10-19-2003, 11:43 PM
If honda makes a V10 NSX in the future, you'll see me in line for one. Imagine revving to 14K RPMs, or higher?

And when the hell does GT4 come out? Over 500 cars according to the display box, but no Lambo's or Ferrari's would be disappointing (as well as no McLaren F1).

monkey_no1
10-22-2003, 10:16 AM
Just want to jump back a few posts. Don't think there is no agreement in Japan about 'power wars' more of a government law that all car's are restricted to 286bhp.

Take an R34 GTR. Get a standard one re-mapped and de-limited from Japan and you'll see 340bhp even though it's official output is 286.

Back to the NSX, amazing car but 0-60 times don't mean sh*t if you've got the wrong person behind the wheel. Factory figures are usually quoted after hours upon hours of testing to get the perfect time the car will do ! I always go with independent times from magazines that use testing equipment.

Just using an example. Autocar Magazine (UK) tested 2 Ferrari Enzo's using timing gear from 0 to 120 mph. One car was getting to 60 in 3.9sec and the other was doing 4.5sec !! (Different drivers)

The only thing I've seen to big the NSX up was a video of and NSX and 355 doing the quarter mile, NSX came home first. Can't remember the time but it was close.

DensoSupra
10-23-2003, 07:07 PM
The only thing I've seen to big the NSX up was a video of and NSX and 355 doing the quarter mile, NSX came home first. Can't remember the time but it was close.

The Temple of VTEC video with the blue NSX type S?

I think the time was 12.877. If the car was stock, it has 290bhp with some shorter-then-usdm gears.

I do think that is possible with an awesome driver behind the wheel.

monkey_no1
10-24-2003, 04:59 AM
Yup, thats where I seen it. Being to Japanese guy's driving, dunno if they wanted the NSX to come home first or not?

It was only a very small difference. Doesn't make the 355 a bad car tho. Would have either car anyday !!

NSXTC
12-30-2003, 05:31 PM
I dislike the fact that you suddenly change your views upon the NSX once you see 0-60: 7.5 seconds. No offense, but if you were a true NSX fan, you would obviously have known this was a typo. I can't believe you actually thought it said 7.5. And.. "lagging behind competition"? .. sorry, it's the driver, not the car. Oh wait, I forgot, the NSX is made for straights and quarter-miles, so EVERYTHING is about the car. If you own one, you should know better to race this on a road course. :rolleyes:

DensoSupra
12-30-2003, 06:07 PM
I forgot, the NSX is made for straights and quarter-miles

I hope that was sarcasm.

NSXTC
12-30-2003, 06:37 PM
I hope that was sarcasm.

Definitely, notice the rolling eyes. I would never take my car to do something it wasn't meant for.

DensoSupra
12-30-2003, 07:03 PM
Definitely, notice the rolling eyes. I would never take my car to do something it wasn't meant for.

Just wasn't sure... the rolleyes was on the sentence after that.

Z32TT_maniac
11-12-2004, 06:10 AM
nsx-r run low 4s? oh please! high 4s sound more like it
-nsx 0-60 5.7 sec
-nsx-r 0-60 4.7 sec

NSX-R
12-19-2004, 07:11 PM
That is a lie even a 1990 base model auto isn't that slow

DensoSupra
12-21-2004, 04:48 AM
nsx-r run low 4s? oh please! high 4s sound more like it
-nsx 0-60 5.7 sec
-nsx-r 0-60 4.7 sec

The type r, type s, and type s zero dont have any power upgrades over the nsx's of their respective years. Don't know where you got those figures from.

Rampart Crawler
06-02-2005, 04:28 PM
uhh.. your comparing it to porsches and ferraris??
i agree it is laggin behind those supercars but 5.1 aint all that bad and ive seen faster ones. Personally i wouldnt keep my nsx stock, put a lil there a lil here... bam !! you got yourself a lil 4 sec car haha. Have you looked at the new nsx-r ?? It's runnin low 4's and also maybe high 3's.

and ..... it's only a vtec.. C'mon..
These 5.1's and 5.7's aren't impressive, at all. Impreza Sti's and EVO's run 0-60 in high 4's for $30,000. The New WR1 does it in 4.6, as does the Vette Z06.

And 5.7 seconds for the 3.0 must suck. Those 'base models' went for $75k new. $20,000 new '04 mustang and SRT-4 being as fast-faster?
You can do a 'lil here' to any car for much cheaper to make it faster. All performance parts for an NSX are expensive, anyway.
As for the new nsx-r that will come out, mid 4 second 0-60 for $450k? No thanks.:)
New corevette Z06. 500 hp, high 3 second 0-60.
The best thing about the NSX is the exterior styling, which they killed with the new ones. The interiors aren't all they build them up to be, and you can get the equivelent in a 300C

V T E C H
06-04-2005, 11:20 PM
This argument comes up consantly, NSX vs. Ferraris. Obviously some of the other super cars are going to be faster. But i think a lot of us know that the NSX is more capable in other areas. I have seen a video of a road coarses where a NSX is beaint several Ferraris, porchas and SKylines like the whole race. THe thing corners like a demon.

DensoSupra
06-10-2005, 05:22 PM
These 5.1's and 5.7's aren't impressive, at all. Impreza Sti's and EVO's run 0-60 in high 4's for $30,000. The New WR1 does it in 4.6, as does the Vette Z06.

You're talking about AWD turbo cars. :rolleyes:

And 5.7 seconds for the 3.0 must suck. Those 'base models' went for $75k new. $20,000 new '04 mustang and SRT-4 being as fast-faster?
You can do a 'lil here' to any car for much cheaper to make it faster. All performance parts for an NSX are expensive, anyway.
As for the new nsx-r that will come out, mid 4 second 0-60 for $450k? No thanks.:)
New corevette Z06. 500 hp, high 3 second 0-60.
The best thing about the NSX is the exterior styling, which they killed with the new ones. The interiors aren't all they build them up to be, and you can get the equivelent in a 300C

you're an idiot.

ediddy310
07-20-2005, 03:33 AM
no way nsx does 7.5 0-60...... nsxprime.com everyone.....

neogeon
12-12-2006, 04:18 PM
what all of you need to learn is, the NSX is not a car meant to set world records, its more like a DeLorean, a fast looking car meant to be the businessman-that-has-no-idea-how-to-drive supercar. Look at all the wrecked lambos, ferraris, etc. all over the internet, its all because you have to be a hell of a driver to keep those cars under control. On the other hand, the NSX is meant for the driver that doesnt know how to modulate the throttle, brake early, shift weight, etc. so they made an underpowered car that any schmo could get in and not kill himself. Hell, I drive a 2002 nissan sentra SE-R spec V with I/H/E and it only cost about $18k for the car and the mods and it runs about a 14.2 1/4 mile (traction limited mind you) and could smoke an NSX at an autocross and perhaps on some smaller circuit tracks as well. There was a modded NSX at an autocross locally not long ago and he SUCKED, it was slower than all of the miatas, tiburons, golfs, etc. I once wanted an NSX more than anything, but now i realize its just a complete waste of time and money. If you want to drag race, get a C6 ZO6, if you want to rally, get an EVO/STI, if you want to handle, get a lotus elise, but dont get an NSX unless you want to waste your money.

P.S. the only reason it even runs the times it does (13's instead of 14's) is because it has hefty rear tires, put some 7" wide rims with 215's like my car and see how slow it runs.

sideshowrich
12-12-2006, 04:24 PM
Why do people keep bringing this back from the dead?

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neogeon
12-13-2006, 02:00 PM
because i saw it when i was searching for a site that listed 5-60 street start times and i had to correct all the fanbois to what the real mission of the NSX is: the pussymans supercar.

floydp9
07-15-2013, 10:36 PM
I have a 1999 NSX with a high pressure supercharger ( plus a bunch of other good stuff ) and subjectively feel that with the 470 bhp. engine it's pulling about 3.5 sec. to 60. Trust me.... it's enough!

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