Engine Honda JNC1

The 3.5-liter V6 engine Honda JNC1 was produced by the Japanese concern from 2016 to 2022 and was installed only on the sports model Honda NSX and the American modification Acura NSX. This hybrid unit was distinguished by the presence of a combined injection and three electric motors.


Production years 2016-2022
Displacement, cc 3493
Fuel system combined injection
Power output, hp 507 – 527
Torque output, Nm 550 – 601
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 91
Piston stroke, mm 89.5
Compression ratio 10
Features Hybrid
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual-VTC
Turbocharging Twin-Turbo
Recommended engine oil 0W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 7.9
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Honda NSX 2020)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Acura NSX 2 (NC) in 2016 – 2022;
  • Honda NSX 2 (NC) in 2016 – 2022.

Disadvantages of the Honda JNC1 engine

  • This is a very reliable motor, but in the early years it could cause electrical problems.
  • On specialized forums they often complained about sudden battery discharge and inverter failure.
  • The first cars were recalled due to a leak in the jumper between the fuel tanks.
  • Even owners of 2022 cars notice regular coolant leaks.
  • But the main problem of this unit is the very high cost of spare parts.

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