Honda has released a hand-drawn cutaway sketch of the NSX supercar by legendary automotive illustrator Shin Yoshikawa. Celebrated around the world for his artwork, Yoshikawa has been called one of the greatest living automotive artists and has a special kinship with Honda, dating back to the first-generation NSX.
In his NSX sketch, Yoshikawa reflects the technology and beautiful design of the second-generation supercar. Yoshikawa’s artistry carefully examines the NSX, deciding what elements to show, and to hide – the result of painstaking research, the culmination of months of work, and most surprisingly, drawn largely from notes and memory.
“The NSX’s innovative power unit was extremely challenging to draw, making the second-generation NSX the most difficult vehicle I have sketched,” said Shin Yoshikawa. “Everything comes down to the details. If you don’t understand the technology that goes into building vehicles, you won’t be able to build them, and you certainly can’t draw them.”
The NSX is the perfect subject for Yoshikawa’s unique art. The only supercar made in America and the only one utilising electric motors to enhance all aspects of dynamic performance, the Honda NSX seamlessly combines the automaker’s exclusive three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine.
The 2019 Honda NSX made its global debut at Monterey Car Week and is distinguished by a new body-colour front grille garnish and high-gloss treatment for the front and rear fascia mesh. An expanded colour palette includes a vibrant Thermal Orange Pearl paint, an Indigo blue leather interior option and two new brake calliper colourways.
A host of chassis enhancements include stiffer stabiliser bars, new grippier tyres and software tuning designed to elevate the 2019 NSX’s performance in all driving situations, whether on the street or race track. The result is a supercar even more responsive to the will of the driver, leading to a nearly 2-second faster lap time around the legendary Suzuka Circuit.