Published on September 29th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda’s NSX Will Have Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive
The Sport Hybrid SH-AWD dynamic torque vectoring technology applied to this new NSX represents research and development that has been ongoing for well over two decades.
While the NSX provides a new sports experience with ‘on rails handling,’ its Super Handling technology was optimized to enhance the driving experience by responding instantaneously and intuitively to the will of the driver.
- Super Handling is improved in NSX where the strengths of electric motors – delivering zero delay acceleration – allows the NSX to offer dynamic torque vectoring even at low vehicle and engine speeds.
- Super Handling logic has progressed along a parallel path with hardware. While many advanced automotive technologies are focused on feedback, measurements of how the vehicle is reacting, NSX applies additional technology to focus on accurately responding to driver input through immediate application of torque at each wheel at any moment.
- Using computer-aided engineering (CAE) optimization software, engineers created a double-wishbone, double lower control arm front suspension that decouples the twin-motor unit (TMU) torque from the driver’s experience at the steering wheel.
- Variable gear ratio steering is applied to further enhance the driving dynamics of the all-new NSX.