One of the most exciting cars on the market in the near-luxury
sports car class is the 2003 Acura NSX convertible, a race-bred
rocket with amazing styling, great performance components
and impressive power levels.
A mid-engine 2-door 2-seater with one trim level but two
engine choices, the SX models continue to set a standard
for performance handling and all-aluminum poetry. Acura
continues to use it as a public testing ground for the lightest,
most advanced and sophisticated street-legal technology
The 2003 Acura NSX comes in two version distinguished by
two distinct powrtrains. The first is a 3.0-liter V6 with
a 4-speed automatic transmission and the second a 3.2-liter
V6 with a 6-speed manual.
The inside of the 2003 Acura NSX is the same whichever engine
choice is made. As an up-level Acura, Honda's premium division,
the interior content is generous and sophisticated. Automatic
climate control, cruise control, 4-way power bucket seats,
power windows, mirrors, doors and steering, and leather
upholstery all combine to pamper the occupants.
The stylish and sport-oriented exterior serves to set the
Acura NSX apart from the crowd. Removable roof panels, 255/40ZR17
low profile racing tires, alloy wheels and high intensity
discharge headlights all offer style and function to the
classic low-slung exterior.
As a sports car, the 2003 Acura NSX is all about what is
behind the scenes and there is more than smoke and mirrors
here. On the smaller of the two engines, the 3.0-liter,
252 hp at 6600 rpm and 210 lb-ft of torque at 5300 rpm make
for an exciting ride. This is coupled with a 4-speed AT
and together they get 17/24 mpg (city/hwy).
Alternatively, the 3.2-liter V6 can be chosen instead.
This dynamo gets significantly more speed and acceleration:
290 hp at 7100 rpm and 224 lb-ft of torque at 5500 to be
precise. Add to this a race bred 6-speed manual transmission,
sport-tuned suspension, traction control and a mid-ship
engine mounting and you have a smooth mover with little
to no lean in corners and razor sharp handling and agility
Safety and Security
Race-evolved antilock 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes and
traction control combine with dual front airbags to make
up both active and passive safety and control technology
but this car's low center of gravity, sharp handling and
rigid feel mean the driver has the best safety equipment:
brain and reflexes. This is one car that does what you tell
a Used Car Price Quote on an Acura NSX.