The Honda Motor Company manufactured a sports car in 1990 which was called Honda NSX. Its first generation was available from 1990 until 2005 and it was first assembled in Tochigi, Japan, but in 2004 assembly was transferred to Suzuka, Japan. This has a transversely mounted mid engine, rear wheel drive layout and is available in the following transmissions: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, or 6-speed manual.
NSX, which stands for New Sportscar eXperimental was designed by Nicholas Zander, the chief designer, and by Shigeru Uehara, who is the executive chief engineer. It was named as the Car of the Year in 1991 by Wheels Magazine of Australia, and it was also Automobile of the Year in 19991 by Automobile Magazine.
Among its key competitors include prestigious brands such as Porsche, Jaguar, and Ferrari. Changes were made in 1997 to enhance the car’s performance to provide more comfort when driving the car. The first generation production of the car ended in 2005 because of low sales, mostly due to improvements done by Ferrari to its models.
The second generation of the NSX, as announced in December 2007 by Tetsuo Iwamura, will be released by the year 2015. The Honda NSX will be assembled in Marysville, Ohio, USA with a 7-soeed dual clutch automatic. The car’s layout will be a mid-engine, all wheel drive, and the concept car was displayed at the Acura NSX Concept in 2012.