Developed in Raymond (Ohio) over a period of three years: A longitudinal installed mid-engine with twin turbochargers, nine-speed dual-clutch transmission and additional electric drive both for the rear axle as well as left and right on the front axle. As you can see on the two subsequent pictures, the high-voltage battery is placed as well between as behind the two seats.
Of course, the weight distribution is optimal at a mid-engine with additional front-wheel drive. Just already the distribution of certain parts of the high-voltage battery makes it a little more tail-heavy, which is also expressed by the enormous difference in tyre size front/rear. The centre of gravity is undoubtedly with the lightweight 'glass house' one of the lowest ever, particularly as the engine was lowered also by appropriate clutches and dry sump lubrication.
The base plate is made of carbon, while during the construction is used casted aluminum (space frame), supposedly in the strength of forged material. Because of the use of other metals also, Honda speaks of a multi-material construction. 10 years after the end of the first NSX series (probably due to unfavourable emission values), the new differs substantially.
Honda has always been considered as a proponent of soft hybrid drive. There is also no hint to a charging facility from the outside. The purely electric mode (one of four) is also referred to as 'quiet mode'. The electric motors have obviously the task here to stabilize as well the vehicle via the torque distribution and as if necessary, to ensure a breathtaking acceleration with the power of four motors. While driving, the high-voltage battery is then charged. 03/15