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2003 Acura NSX Specifications Torrance, Calif. - 9/17/2002

POWERTRAIN

Manual
Automatic

Engine Type

3.2-liter, DOHC VTEC V-6
3.0-liter, DOHC VTEC V-6

Horsepower, SAE Net

290 hp @ 7,100 rpm
252 hp @ 6,600 rpm

Torque, SAE Net

224 lb-ft @ 5,500 rpm
210 lb-ft @ 5,300 rpm

Redline

8,000 rpm
7,500 rpm

Bore & Stroke

3.66 in x 3.07 in
(93 mm x 78 mm)
3.54 in x 3.07 in
(90 mm x 78 mm)

Displacement

194 cu in (3,179 cc)
181 cu in (2,977 cc)

Compression Ratio

10.2:1
10.2:1

Induction System

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

Valvetrain

Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTECTM), 4 valves per cylinder, belt-driven, dual overhead camshaft

Engine Block

Aluminum alloy with Fiber Reinforced Metal (FRM) cylinder liners
Aluminum alloy with cast-in iron cylinder liners

Cylinder Head

Aluminum alloy

Connecting Rods

Titanium

Emission Control

Electronically controlled EGR LEV emission control

Ignition System

Direct ignition system with knock control

Alternator

120 Amp max

Battery

12V, maintenance-free

Recommended Fuel

Premium unleaded, 91 octane

Layout

Transverse mounted, mid-ship engine / rear-wheel-drive

Transmission

6-speed manual
4-speed automatic with Sequential SportShift and steering-column mounted shifter toggle

Ratios (:1)

1st / 3.066
2nd / 1.956
3rd / 1.428
4th / 1.125
5th / 0.914
6th / 0.717
Reverse / 3.186
Final / 4.062
1st / 2.611
2nd / 1.552
3rd / 1.026
4th / 0.684
Reverse / 1.909
Final / 4.428

CHASSIS

Manual
Automatic

Body Type

All-aluminum unit body

Front Suspension

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

Rear Suspension

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

Shock Absorbers

Gas-pressurized with Progressive Valve technology, front and rear

Stabilizer Bars

.

Front

18.3 mm diameter x 3.0 mm wall thickness

Rear

19.1 mm diameter x 2.3 mm wall thickness

Steering Type

Variable, electric power-assisted, rack-and-pinion

Steering Ratio

18.6:1

Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock)

3.24

Turning Circle (curb to curb)

38.1 ft (11.6 m)

Wheels

.

Front

17 x 7.0 inch forged aluminum alloy

Rear

17 x 9.0 inch forged aluminum alloy

Tires

.

Front

215/40ZR Ultra-High Performance

Rear

255/40ZR Ultra-High Performance

Braking System

Power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with 4-channel 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

Total Swept Area

Front: 221.1 sq in (1426 cm2) Rear: 229.2 sq in (1479 cm2)

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

4-channel system with 4 wheel speed sensors and electric/hydraulic control

CAPACITIES

Manual
Automatic

Crankcase

6.7 US qt (6.3 L)

Cooling System

16.9 US qt (16.0 L)
17.4 US qt (16.5 L)

Fuel Tank

18.5 US gal (70.0 L)

Volumes

Passenger

48.9 cu ft

Cargo

5.0 cu ft

Total

53.9 cu ft

FUEL ECONOMY

Manual
Automatic

EPA Fuel Mileage - City / Highway

17 / 24
17 / 24

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Manual
Automatic

Wheelbase

99.6 in (2,530 mm)

Track, front

59.5 in (1,510 mm)

Track, rear

60.7 in (1,540 mm)

Overall Length

174.2 in (4,425 mm)

Overall Width

71.3 in (1,810 mm)

Overall Height

46.1 in (1,170 mm)

Curb Weight

3,153 lb (1,430 kg)
3,197 lb (1,450 kg)

Weight Distribution (% front / rear)

40 / 60
40 / 60

AERODYNAMICS

Manual
Automatic

Coefficient of Drag (Cd)

0.30

Coefficient of Lift (Cl)

0.05

Frontal Area (A)

19.16 sq ft (1.78 m2)

Air Drag Coefficient (Cd x A)

0.57

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Manual
Automatic

Head Room

36.3 in (921 mm)

Leg Room

44.3 in (1,126 mm)

Hip Room

53.8 in (1,366 mm)

Shoulder Room

52.5 in (1,334 mm)

WARRANTIES

Manual
Automatic

Vehicle

4-year / 50,000-mile limited warranty

Outer Body Rust-Through

5-year / unlimited-mile limited warranty

Acura Total Luxury Care (TLC) with roadside assistance

4-year / 50,000-mile