HEADLINES

1998 Acura NSX Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS

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Engine Type

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Manual

3.2-liter (3179 cc), DOHC, V-6

Automatic

3.0-liter (2977 cc), DOHC, V-6

Horsepower, SAE net

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Manual

290 hp @ 7100 rpm

Automatic

252 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque, SAE net

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Manual

224 lbs-ft @ 5500 rpm

Automatic

210 lbs-ft @ 5300 rpm

Redline:

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Manual

8000 rpm

Automatic

7500 rpm

Bore & Stroke

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Manual

3.66 in x 3.07 in
(93.0 mm x 78.0 mm)

Automatic

3.54 in x 3.07 in
(90.0 mm x 78.0 mm)

Displacement

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Manual

194 cu in (3179 cc)

Automatic

181 cu in (2977 cc)

Compression Ratio

10.2:1

Induction System

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with Variable Volume Induction System

Valvetrain

4 valves per cylinder, belt-driven, dual overhead camshafts with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system

Engine Block

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Manual

Aluminum alloy with FRM cylinder liners

Automatic

Aluminum alloy with cast-iron cylinder liners

Cylinder Head

Aluminum alloy

Connecting Rods

Titanium

Emission Control

3-way catalytic converter

Ignition System

Electronic direct ignition

Alternator

12V, 120 amp. max

Battery

12V, 65 amp/hr., maintenance-free

Front Suspension

Independent aluminum double-wishbone with coil springs, stabilizer bar and compliance pivot

Rear Suspension

Independent aluminum double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar

Recommended Fuel

Premium unleaded 91 octane

Body Type

All-aluminum unit body

Shock Absorbers

Telescopic/gas-filled, front & rear

Steering Type

Electric, variable power-assist, rack-and-pinion

Steering Ratio

18.6:1

Steering Wheel Turns, lock-to-lock

3.07

Turning Circle, curb-to-curb

38.1 ft (11.6 m)

Wheels

Forged aluminum alloy

Front

16 x 7 JJ

Rear

17 x 8.5 JJ

Tires

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Front

215/45 ZR 16

Rear

245/40 ZR 17

Braking System

Dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes; 4-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

Front Discs

Ventilated, 11.7 in (298 mm) diameter, 1.1 in (28 mm) rotor thickness

Rear Discs

Ventilated 11.9 in (303 mm) diameter, 0.9 in (23 mm) rotor thickness

Swept Area

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Front

221.1 in (1426 cm2)

Rear

229.2 in (1479 cm2)

Parking Brake

Rear, mechanical

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POWERTRAIN

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Type

Transverse midship-engine/rear-wheel drive

Transmission Ratios (:1)

6-speed manual / 4-speed electronically controlled automatic with 6-speed programmed manual lockup torque converter and SportShift (optional)

1st

3.066 / 2.611

2nd

1.956 / 1.551

3rd

1.428 / 1.025

4th

1.125 / 0.684

5th

0.914 / -

6th

0.717 / -

Reverse

3.186 / 1.909

Final Drive

4.062 / 4.428

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CAPACITIES

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Crankcase

Including filter 6.7 U.S. quarts (6.3 liters)

Cooling System

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Manual

16.9 U.S. quarts (16.0 liters)

Automatic

17.4 U.S. quarts (16.5 liters)

Fuel Tank

18.5 U.S. gallons (70 liters)

Passenger Volume

48.9 cu ft

EPA Cargo Volume

5.0 cu ft

Total Volume

53.9 cu ft

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FUEL ECONOMY

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Factory Estimated Fuel Mileage, City/Highway*

17 / 24 (manual)
18 / 24 (automatic)

* California figures are the same.

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EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

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Wheelbase

99.6 in (2530 mm)

Track, front

59.4 in (1510 mm)

Track, rear

60.2 in (1530 mm)

Length

174.2 in (4425 mm)

Overall width

71.3 in (1810 mm)

Height

46.1 in (1170 mm)

Curb Weight

Coupe / NSX-T

Manual

3066 lbs (1392 kg) / 3160 lbs (1435 kg)

Automatic

3110 lbs (1412 kg) / 3204 lbs (1455 kg)

Weight Distribution (%F/R)

42/58

Coefficient of Drag (Cd)

0.32

Coefficient of Lift (Cl)

0.05

Frontal Area (A)

19.16 sq ft (1.78 m2)

Air Drag Coefficient (CD x A)

0.57

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INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

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Head Room

36.3 in (921 mm)

Leg Room

44.3 in (1126 mm)

Hip Room

53.8 in (1366 mm)

Shoulder Room

52.5 in (1334 mm)

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WARRANTIES

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Vehicle

4-year / 50,000-mile limited warranty

Outer Body Rust-Through

5-year / unlimited-mile limited warranty

Roadside Assistance (TLC)

4-year / 50,000-miles

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