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1998 Acura NSX

  • 1998 Acura NSX Base Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      252/210
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $88,000
  • 1998 Acura NSX T Convertible
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      252/210
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $88,000
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1998 Acura NSX Review

Competes with Italian and German rivals.

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Overview

The 1998 Acura NSX classifies as a sports car manufactured by Japanese automaker Honda Motors. The first generation Acura NSX debuted in 1990 and the model stayed in production until 2005. The NSX use a rear drive and a mid-engine layout. The Acura NSX features Honda’s VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) system. Since its introduction, the NSX has been hailed as the best sports car ever produced by a majority of the motor press. The company introduces the second generation of the NSX as a concept car for 2012, and it aims to enter the production phase in 2015. Each NSX model comes hand assembled by a select group of technicians.

The Range

Body Styles: two-door coupe
Engines: 3.2 liter V-6
Transmissions: six-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Acura NSX

What's New

The Acura NSX remained unchanged for 1998.

Exterior

Based on a wheelbase of 99.6 inches, the 1998 Acura NSX measures 174.2 inches long, 71.3 inches wide, and stands 46.1 inches tall. The Acura NSX serves as an exotic sports car with sleek styling and a powerful drivetrain. Every component of the Acura NSX comes designed for optimal performance. The NSX marks the first car to have an all-aluminum unit body construction and be mass-produced. The NSX-T model features a removable top made of lightweight aluminum. The removable top fits in its specifically designed storage compartment under the glass hatch. The NSX comes fitted with 16-inch front and 17-inch rear aluminum alloy wheels fitted with high-performance tires. Its front aerodynamic design results in good visibility. Apart from an aerodynamic design, some of the distinct exterior design features of the 1998 Acura NSX include its body-integrated rear spoiler featuring LED brake lights, body-colored rear and front bumpers, power windows and door locks, and variable intermittent windshield wipers.

Interior

Though it belongs to the sports car category, the 1998 Acura NSX includes an impressive list of convenience and comfort features such as a full-length center console with dual cup holders, full interior and cargo area carpeting, a leather steering wheel, leather door inserts and shift knobs, and bucket seats. It also comes with leather seating, automatic climate control, air-conditioning, and a Bose audio system with AM/FM/cassette capabilities.

Performance & Handling

The 1998 NSX draws power from a 3.2-liter V-6 engine that cranks out 290 horsepower and 224 lb-ft of torque. It reaches a speed of 60 mph in just five seconds. The 1998 Acura NSX also has variable, power-assisted, rack and pinion steering along with electronic traction control via engine management, which presents good handling capability even at high speeds and around tight corners. The steering fitted in the Acura NSX is speed sensitive, which means the steering responsiveness changes with increasing and decreasing acceleration. The steering column remains fully adjustable and can be tilted to suit an individual driver’s seating position.

Safety

The 1998 Acura NSX has a good list of safety features such as front and rear crumple zones, traction control, an anti-lock braking system, an anti-theft alarm system, driver and passenger front airbags, cruise control, side-impact door beams, three-point seat belts featuring automatic seat belt pretensioners, and a passenger and driver airbag supplemental restraint system.

EPA Fuel Economy

Acura NSX: 18/24 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Attractive price
  • Powerful V-6 engine

You Won't Like

  • Not as fast as other sports cars

Sum Up

Competes with Italian and German rivals.

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