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2003 Acura NSX 2003 Acura NSX

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Engineering (6 Speed Manual NSX-T)back to top
Engine Type: 24-valve DOHC VTEC™ V-6
Displacement: NSX 3.0-3.0 liters (2977 cc); NSX 3.2-3.2 liters (3179 cc)
Bore and Stroke: NSX 3.0-3.54 in. x 3.07 in.; NSX 3.2-3.66 in. x 3.07 in.
Compression Ratio: 10.2:1
Horsepower @ rpm(SAE net): NSX 3.0-252 @ 6600; NSX 3.2-290 @ 7100
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm): NSX 3.0-210 @ 5300; NSX 3.2-224 @ 5500;
Redline: NSX 3.0-7500 rpm; NSX 3.2-8000 rpm
Engine Block: NSX 3.0-Aluminum alloy with cast iron cylinder-liners; NSX 3.2-Aluminum alloy with fiber-reinforced metal (FRM) cylinder liners.
Cylinder Heads: Cast aluminum alloy
Connecting Rods: Titanium alloy
Ignition System: Electronic direct ignition
Fuel and Induction System: PGM-FI multi-point injection with Variable Volume Induction System
Exhaust emissions: Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV)
Body, Suspension, Chassis (6 Speed Manual NSX-T)back to top
Body Type: Aluminum unit body
Front Suspension: Independent forged aluminum double-wishbone with coil springs, stabilizer bar and compliance pivot
Rear Suspension: Independent forged aluminum double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering: Variable electric power-assist rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio: 18.6:1
Steering wheel turns (lock-to-lock): 3.24
Turning circle (curb-to-curb): 38.1 ft
Front Wheels: 17 x 7.0-inch forged aluminum alloy
Rear Wheels: 17 x 9.0-inch forged aluminum alloy
Front Tires: 215/40R17
Rear Tires: 255/40R17
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): 4-channel/4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
Front Disc Brakes: Ventilated, 11.7 in. diameter, 1.1 in. rotor thickness
Rear Disc Brakes: Ventilated, 11.9 in. diameter, 0.9 in. rotor thickness
Parking Brake: Rear, mechanical
Shock Absorbers (front and rear): Gas-pressurized with Progressive Valve technology
Transmission (6 Speed Manual NSX-T)back to top
Rear-wheel drive/transverse mid-engine
NSX 3.0: 4-speed automatic with Sequential SportShift:
  • 1st 2.611:1
  • 2nd 1.551:1
  • 3rd 1.025:1
  • 4th 0.684:1
  • Reverse 1.909:1
  • Final drive ratio 4.428:1
NSX 3.2: 6-speed manual:
  • 1st 3.066:1
  • 2nd 1.956:1
  • 3rd 1.428:1
  • 4th 1.125:1
  • 5th 0.914:1
  • 6th 0.717:1
  • Reverse 3.186:1
Final drive ratio 4.062:1
Safety and Security (6 Speed Manual NSX-T)back to top
Driver's and front passenger's air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
3-point seat belts with automatic pretensioners
4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Side-impact door beams
Front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
Emergency trunk opener
Comfort and Convenience (6 Speed Manual NSX-T)back to top
Acura/BOSE® Music System, with four speakers, AM/FM cassette, FM diversity antenna and 165-watt continuous power
Automatic Climate Control System
Power windows with key-off feature, power door locks and power mirrors
Removable aluminum roof panel with integrated storage compartment
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Fully adjustable steering column (tilt and telescoping)
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
Cruise control
Remote trunk, hatch and fuel-filler-door releases
Dual beverage holders
Seating and Trim (6 Speed Manual NSX-T)back to top
Available body-color-matched interior trim
Dark blue-faced gauges
Perforated leather-trimmed seats and door panels
Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel
4-way power driver's and passenger's seat adjustment
Full carpeting in cargo area
Carpeted floor mats
Capacities (6 Speed Manual NSX-T)back to top
Fuel Tank - Approximately 18.5 U.S. gallons (70 liters)
Cooling System:
  • NSX 3.0: 17.4 US quarts
  • NSX 3.2: 16.9 US quarts
Crankcase, including filter - 6.7 US quarts
Fuel Economy (6 Speed Manual NSX-T)back to top
Recommended Fuel - Premium unleaded; 91 octane*
EPA estimated fuel mileage (city/highway) 17/24**:
  • 6-speed manual - 17/24
  • 4-speed Automatic - 18/24
* Gasoline with an octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
** Based on 2001 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage may vary.
Exterior Dimensions (6 Speed Manual NSX-T)back to top
Wheelbase: 99.6 in.
Overall Length: 174.2 in.
Overall Width: 71.3 in.
Height (unladen): 46.1 in.
Coefficient of drag (Cd): 0.30
Curb Weight: NSX 3.0-3196 lbs.; NSX 3.2-3153 lbs.
Weight Distribution (% front/rear): 41/59
Interior Dimensions (6 Speed Manual NSX-T)back to top
Head Room: 36.3 in.
Leg Room: 44.3 in.
Hip Room: 53.8 in.
Shoulder Room: 52.5 in.
Passenger Volume: 48.9 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume: 5.0 cu. ft.
Total Interior Volume: 53.9 cu. ft.
Warranties (6 Speed Manual NSX-T)back to top
Vehicle - 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty*
Outer Body Rust-Through - 5-year/unlimited-mile limited warranty*
3.0-Liter, 3.2-Liter V-6 Engine - No scheduled tune-ups required for 105,000 miles**
Roadside Assistance (TLC) - 4 years/50,000 miles
Accessories - 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty +
*Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded. See your Acura dealer for the terms and conditions of limited warranties.
**Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
+ When installed at the time of new-vehicle delivery.
Engineering (4 Speed Automatic NSX-T)back to top
Engine Type: 24-valve DOHC VTEC™ V-6
Displacement: NSX 3.0-3.0 liters (2977 cc); NSX 3.2-3.2 liters (3179 cc)
Bore and Stroke: NSX 3.0-3.54 in. x 3.07 in.; NSX 3.2-3.66 in. x 3.07 in.
Compression Ratio: 10.2:1
Horsepower @ rpm(SAE net): NSX 3.0-252 @ 6600; NSX 3.2-290 @ 7100
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm): NSX 3.0-210 @ 5300; NSX 3.2-224 @ 5500;
Redline: NSX 3.0-7500 rpm; NSX 3.2-8000 rpm
Engine Block: NSX 3.0-Aluminum alloy with cast iron cylinder-liners; NSX 3.2-Aluminum alloy with fiber-reinforced metal (FRM) cylinder liners.
Cylinder Heads: Cast aluminum alloy
Connecting Rods: Titanium alloy
Ignition System: Electronic direct ignition
Fuel and Induction System: PGM-FI multi-point injection with Variable Volume Induction System
Exhaust emissions: Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV)
Body, Suspension, Chassis (4 Speed Automatic NSX-T)back to top
Body Type: Aluminum unit body
Front Suspension: Independent forged aluminum double-wishbone with coil springs, stabilizer bar and compliance pivot
Rear Suspension: Independent forged aluminum double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering: Variable electric power-assist rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio: 18.6:1
Steering wheel turns (lock-to-lock): 3.24
Turning circle (curb-to-curb): 38.1 ft
Front Wheels: 17 x 7.0-inch forged aluminum alloy
Rear Wheels: 17 x 9.0-inch forged aluminum alloy
Front Tires: 215/40R17
Rear Tires: 255/40R17
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): 4-channel/4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
Front Disc Brakes: Ventilated, 11.7 in. diameter, 1.1 in. rotor thickness
Rear Disc Brakes: Ventilated, 11.9 in. diameter, 0.9 in. rotor thickness
Parking Brake: Rear, mechanical
Shock Absorbers (front and rear): Gas-pressurized with Progressive Valve technology
Transmission (4 Speed Automatic NSX-T)back to top
Rear-wheel drive/transverse mid-engine
NSX 3.0: 4-speed automatic with Sequential SportShift:
  • 1st 2.611:1
  • 2nd 1.551:1
  • 3rd 1.025:1
  • 4th 0.684:1
  • Reverse 1.909:1
  • Final drive ratio 4.428:1
NSX 3.2: 6-speed manual:
  • 1st 3.066:1
  • 2nd 1.956:1
  • 3rd 1.428:1
  • 4th 1.125:1
  • 5th 0.914:1
  • 6th 0.717:1
  • Reverse 3.186:1
Final drive ratio 4.062:1
Safety and Security (4 Speed Automatic NSX-T)back to top
Driver's and front passenger's air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
3-point seat belts with automatic pretensioners
4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Side-impact door beams
Front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
Emergency trunk opener
Comfort and Convenience (4 Speed Automatic NSX-T)back to top
Acura/BOSE® Music System, with four speakers, AM/FM cassette, FM diversity antenna and 165-watt continuous power
Automatic Climate Control System
Power windows with key-off feature, power door locks and power mirrors
Removable aluminum roof panel with integrated storage compartment
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Fully adjustable steering column (tilt and telescoping)
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
Cruise control
Remote trunk, hatch and fuel-filler-door releases
Dual beverage holders
Seating and Trim (4 Speed Automatic NSX-T)back to top
Available body-color-matched interior trim
Dark blue-faced gauges
Perforated leather-trimmed seats and door panels
Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel
4-way power driver's and passenger's seat adjustment
Full carpeting in cargo area
Carpeted floor mats
Capacities (4 Speed Automatic NSX-T)back to top
Fuel Tank - Approximately 18.5 U.S. gallons (70 liters)
Cooling System:
  • NSX 3.0: 17.4 US quarts
  • NSX 3.2: 16.9 US quarts
Crankcase, including filter - 6.7 US quarts
Fuel Economy (4 Speed Automatic NSX-T)back to top
Recommended Fuel - Premium unleaded; 91 octane*
EPA estimated fuel mileage (city/highway) 17/24**:
  • 6-speed manual - 17/24
  • 4-speed Automatic - 18/24
* Gasoline with an octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
** Based on 2001 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage may vary.
Exterior Dimensions (4 Speed Automatic NSX-T)back to top
Wheelbase: 99.6 in.
Overall Length: 174.2 in.
Overall Width: 71.3 in.
Height (unladen): 46.1 in.
Coefficient of drag (Cd): 0.30
Curb Weight: NSX 3.0-3196 lbs.; NSX 3.2-3153 lbs.
Weight Distribution (% front/rear): 41/59
Interior Dimensions (4 Speed Automatic NSX-T)back to top
Head Room: 36.3 in.
Leg Room: 44.3 in.
Hip Room: 53.8 in.
Shoulder Room: 52.5 in.
Passenger Volume: 48.9 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume: 5.0 cu. ft.
Total Interior Volume: 53.9 cu. ft.
Warranties (4 Speed Automatic NSX-T)back to top
Vehicle - 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty*
Outer Body Rust-Through - 5-year/unlimited-mile limited warranty*
3.0-Liter, 3.2-Liter V-6 Engine - No scheduled tune-ups required for 105,000 miles**
Roadside Assistance (TLC) - 4 years/50,000 miles
Accessories - 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty +
*Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded. See your Acura dealer for the terms and conditions of limited warranties.
**Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
+ When installed at the time of new-vehicle delivery.