Honda spent a lot of time and money when designing the brake system for the NSX. Even the original NSX-R received no changes to the brake system as Honda had already done enough.
The only major change to the brake hardware came in 1997 when larger calipers and rotors were used to increase braking performance. These parts can be retrofitted to early cars.
For those looking to increase stopping power without deviating from the OEM Honda brake system can choose the more performance-oriented NSX-R pads.
It is necessary to change the brake pads for a Honda NSX because brake pads wear down over time and usage, and if they become too worn, they will no longer be able to effectively slow or stop the vehicle. This can lead to decreased braking performance and increased stopping distances, which can be dangerous in emergency braking situations. Additionally, worn brake pads can also cause damage to the brake rotors and other braking system components, leading to increased maintenance costs. Regularly replacing the brake pads on a NSX will ensure optimal braking performance and safety.
NA1 owners looking to upgrade to NA2 Brakes need both rotors and brake calipers.
NA1 Calipers will not be able to fit NA2 rotors nor fit NA2R Brake Pads