The thrilling Acura NSX provides drivers with a truly powerful performance. Its sleek, expertly designed lines allow it to carve through the air and hug the road, allowing for the ultimate driving experience. The NSX is acclaimed for its aerodynamics, and for good reason. All of the lines of the NSX are meant to direct airflow through and around the car.
For those not as well-versed in the subject, don't fear—we've broken it down for you here.
How aerodynamics works
As the NSX cruises down the highway an opening at the front of the vehicle, just below the grille, takes air in and cools the front components before directing the air out through a hood vent. The air then moves to the side and into the rear vents that are located just in front of the back wheels. The air cools the rear engine components before passing through a hole just above the rear diffuser.
Some air is directed into the front wheel wells to help keep the wheels, brakes, and tires cool. Bumper vents pull air in and force it outside the wheel well in the same direction as the exiting hood vent air. Both air streams move in the same direction, creating highly efficient aerodynamic flow.
The importance of downforce
Downforce is necessary to help keep a car planted to the ground as it moves quickly (the exact opposite of how an airplane's wings lift it into the air). The downforce is distributed at a higher percentage to the rear of the car because most of the power is being sent to its rear axle. That extra downforce can help keep traction while giving the car the power it needs.
And there you have it! A quick primer on the aerodynamics of the NSX. If you're interested in learning more about this unique quality of the Acura NSX or want to schedule a test drive, contact us today.
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