The fixed body of the NSX is in charge of redirect the flow of air to his will. Form and function united
In the 70’s the manufacturers started to apply fluid dynamics to the production of cars of street. Today the aerodynamics has become an essential element in the cars, to such an extent that the brands fight by having the cars more aerodynamic. But the aerodynamics not only reduces air resistance, but their correct management can serve several purposes, such as achieved by the new Honda NSX.
this concept is called the management of the aerodynamic flow. supercars decades, have been using the air to their liking and to their need, because it is them that most need to take advantage of it. But as indicated by Newton, every force has its opposite reaction, and which for some things is beneficial to the air, to other harms.
concepts are based on the same principles that we see in Formula 1. to Generate a greater amount of downforce favours the performance and handling, however, penalizes the tip speed and the fuel consumption. And on the contrary, if we reduce the air resistance, the speed and the fuel consumption benefit but the handling significantly worse.
The rear diffuser is in charge of gluing the car to the ground without the need of spoiler
Then, how can we get the best management out of the air? Well, that same question were the engineers in charge of developing the new Honda NSX. A complex task that was aggrandized by the complex hybrid system with four engines that are in charge of driving the new supercar from Honda.
most of you will notice that after a continued use of the mobile phone, it overheats. Well, now imagine the immense heat that can build a V6 engine of 3.5-liter, three electric motors, a gear box of nine speeds and a distribution unit for high performance. An oven that can not but lead to serious problems.
To get that the NSX will use the air in your favour, either to generate downforce, to reduce the resistance to the air, and to cool the mechanical components, the Honda engineers had almost that redefine the concepts of fluid dynamics. Hundreds of hours of simulation and tests made in wind tunnels last generation.
The management of the air also serves to cool the complex hybrid system in the NSX
The first stages were carried out in the development centre of Honda in Ohio, united States. scale Models were subjected to harsh trials and adjustments to achieve such purposes. It was finally in Japan, with units to actual size, where you finished adjusting the last details.
finally, and to ensure a cooling complete, the Honda NSX has been fitted with not one or two radiators, but with 10. The main located in the morro and the secondary distributed throughout the body. And all this without the air resistance is impaired, and therefore its performance.
All of this work translates into figures of a heart attack. 573 HP hybrid propulsion, an acceleration from 0 to 100 Km/h in three seconds exact, and a top speed of 300 Km/h. A beast of origin japan that is on sale now in our country with a starting price of 180.000 euros. No one said that the performance out cheaply.
normal cars usually carry a large radiator, the NSX takes 10