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Honda TAKATA DOME NSX (JGTC) '03
Honda-takata-dome-nsx-jgtc-03
Appears in Gran Turismo 4 Prologue
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Flag of Japan Honda
Drivetrain MR[3]
Engine GT500 Spec C32B, 3.2L DOHC V6 bored to 3.5L
Max Power 471 BHP
Performance Points 577 PP (GT5)
564 PP (GT6)
Top Speed 194 miles per hour (312 km/h)
Weight 1,170 kilograms (2,600 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 2.48 kg (5.5 lb) per horsepower

The Honda TAKATA DOME NSX (JGTC) '03 is a race car produced by Honda. It appears in Gran Turismo 4 (as well as GT4's Prologue variant), Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

The car appears to be the #18, driven by Ryo Michigami, Sébastien Philippe, and Paolo Montin, who achieved a 7th place overall in the 2003 JGTC Season.

In-game descriptionEdit

"Though Honda's 2003 season was looking bleak at first, they made a major comeback in the latter half."



For the 2003 Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) season, Honda race engineers made big improvements to the NSX that waged war in the hotly contested GT500 class. Facing revised regulations for 2003, they went from a transverse to a longitudinal engine mount and attached the transmission to the front of the engine rather than the back. Engine power traveled through the transmission and then along a propeller shaft running around the side of the cylinder block to arrive at the differential gear on the rear axle behind the engine.

The complex layout was chosen to concentrate mass to the center of the vehicle and thereby achieve superior maneuverability. But a newly imposed flat-bottom aerodynamic regulation made the NSX highly sensitive to drive as well as giving it a very narrow margin for settings. Even worse, a new regulation imposing an excessive weight handicap on mid-engine cars left the NSX struggling hard through the first half of the season.

The development team rushed to boost engine power, and a revised engine was fitted for the second half of the season. As a result, the NSX sprang back to life. The Takata Dome NSX driven by Ryo Michigami and Sebastien Philippe took the win in the fifth race and the G'ZOX NSX driven by Daisuke Ito and Tom Coronel won the sixth race of the series.

AcquisitionEdit

GT4Edit

This car can be purchased from the Honda New Cars Dealership for 1,350,000 Credits. This car is also available to use in Arcade Mode from the start.

GT PSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 1,250,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Honda TAKATA DOME NSX (JGTC) '03 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 735,120 Credits. It is a Level 17 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased from the dealership for 750,000 Credits. It has a simple interior.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive

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