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Selected Style 2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.2L Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.0L Automatic 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.2L Manual 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
2-Door Roadster 5.0L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 15 22 $79,971 $85,990
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $105,323 $113,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,213
$79,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$89,000
$85,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1483 / month
$1433 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 36.3 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 48.9 50.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 54.0
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 44.3 42.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.2 178.5
Height, Overall (in) 46.1 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 60.9
Wheelbase (in) 99.6 100.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 72.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.0 10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down)
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.1 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.9 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.24 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.6 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 35.4
Steering Type Variable Pwr Pwr Rack-and-pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P255/40ZR17 255/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/40ZR17 255/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3153 4125
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17" x 7" 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17" x 9.0" 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.2L/194 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 7100 302 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 224 @ 5500 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.428 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.914 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.186 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.956 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.062 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.125 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.717 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.066 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura NSX Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style 2 Door Open Top 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.72 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Lower Control Arms
 
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