Honda maintains that the NSX is a globally developed car – using teams in Japan and the US – but it’s no secret that the primary market for it is North America, where it’ll be badged as an Acura and has to act as a halo model for that marque.
As a result, its appearance is intended to suit the US, so the NSX wears shiny black plastic and some chrome with no apology.
It’s also low and wide, with a 1940mm-wide body (wider than a 570S), and an overall width of 2217mm, which is wider than most things on the road.
Beneath its shapely body, which is part aluminium and part plastic, lies a mixed-material spaceframe. In its make-up, it’s not unlike the aluminium spaceframe that lies beneath an Audi R8, but there are a few different materials used here and there: steel for the A-pillars, for example, so they can be narrower, and a carbonfibre floor.
Hung from both ends are aluminium subframes that hold the suspension and powertrain, which itself is rather more complicated than the first NSX of all those years ago.
There are magnetorheological dampers on the double wishbone suspension, while the power goes to all four wheels, of a fashion.