1983 – 1989
Honda made its anticipated return to the F1 racing series and embarked heavily on researching midship-engine rear-wheel drive format. By 1985, a new sports car was developed, inspired by an F1 machine and given the code name, NSX. The late Ayrton Senna, famed F1 driver, tested the NSX in Japan and his feedback encouraged the Honda engineers to further enhance the car’s rigidity before it was introduced for the road.
1989: The NSX prototype tested on the road
1990 – 1991
The NSX was introduced in Japan and the U.S. The car was such a hit that buyers had to wait as long as three years to get their dream machine! To equip new NSX owners with sports driving skills, Honda’s NSX engineers organised the first owners’ meeting at Suzuka Circuit, Japan.
1990: The 1st Generation NSX in Indy Yellow Pearl
1992 – 1995
Honda engineers took a giant step forward and introduced the NSX-R, tuned to perform on racing circuits. The NSX also began participating in racing events like the Le Mans 24-hour Grand Prix, Suzuka 1000km and Tokatsu 24-hour race, achieving class victories by 1995. That same year, Honda unveiled the open-top NSX-T.
1992: The NSX-T in Midnight Pearl
1997 – 2000
The NSX Type S rolled out in 1997 with stiffer suspension settings and a lighter body. Meanwhile, the NSX made its exciting debut at the Japan GT Championship, clinching its first victory in 1998 and first Championship win in 2000, a memorable honour in its 10th anniversary.
The NSX-GT has emerged victorious in various Japan GT Championships
2001 – 2005
Honda’s ongoing pursuit of the challenging spirit reached new heights when the NSX-R was reintroduced as a pure sports model to deliver even greater performance than its predecessor while the NSX received further refinements, such as more advanced aerodynamics and fixed mount headlights. Even after production of the NSX halted in 2005, Honda continued to foster its racing spirit in the Super GT Championship with the NSX-GT.
The NSX-R was improved with advanced aerodynamics and fixed mount headlights