1991 Acura NSX: More Lock Please
May 15, 2012
As Mark has already remarked, working the wheel of our NSX while parking can be a bit of a workout, especially if you have sore arms from overzealous rock wall climbing. My bigger gripe is that this two-seat sports car has a turning circle that rivals a Tahoe's. Indeed, at 38 feet, the NSX's turning circle is just one foot less than that Chevy SUV's. By comparison, our long-term 911's specs out at 34 feet.
During my otherwise ridiculously enjoyable time with the NSX this weekend, I had to execute a couple of U-turns and was unpleasantly surprised when I couldn't do it in one shot. With no engine sitting between the wheelhouses nor crazy-wide tires, I don't know why Acura couldn't have allowed more steering lock. That is, to allow the wheels to turn more so that the turning circle would be smaller. That said, I otherwise love the non-assisted steering that provides great feedback and progressively building effort as you crank the NSX into the curves.
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 55,150 miles.