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2019 Honda NSX gets chassis upgrades

30th Aug 2018 6:00 am

Honda has worked on improving the car’s handling, overall comfort and emissions.

Honda has refreshed the NSX supercar for 2019, with a series of tweaks to the chassis and hybrid powertrain aimed at improving handling, comfort and emissions. The anti-roll bars at the front and rear have been stiffened, by 26 percent and 19 percent respectively, while Honda has also stiffened the rear hubs and control-arm toe link bushings.

Software revisions for the hybrid powertrain and adaptive dampers, as well as the power steering and stability control system are aimed at making the car easier to live with. Exclusive tyres - Continental SportContact 6s - were developed specifically for the NSX and are now standard fit. These improve response and feel during acceleration, braking and cornering. These improvements, combined with a more responsive throttle, have contributed to a lap time improvement of two seconds around the Suzuka circuit over the pre-facelift version.

To meet Euro 6d-TEMP emissions requirements, the NSX is now also fitted with a particulate filter, in addition to turbocharger tweaks. The pre-facelift NSX produces 573bhp from its 3.5-litre hybrid V6, with 645Nm of torque and four-wheel drive, helping the car hit 100kph in 2.9sec and go on to a top speed of 307kph.

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