Ted Klaus, NSX Large Project Leader (LPL)
Named LPL for the new NSX in 2013, Klaus oversaw strategic planning, targets and execution for the entire project.
Klaus started at Honda on the project team for the 1994 Acura Integra during a two-year assignment at Honda R&D in Tochigi, Japan. Upon returning to the US, he worked as a chassis development engineer. He worked on development of half a Acura vehicles from the late 1990s to early 2000s, then focused on chassis technology integration in the mid to late 2000s.
Klaus later became HRA’s first Vehicle Dynamic Evaluator, where he was responsible for setting vehicle performance characteristics for all HRA developed Honda and Acura products sold in North America. He has also served as Manger of Vehicle Dynamics, Senior Manager of Vehicle Performance, and Division Director of Complete Vehicle Performance.
Before joining Honda in 1990, Klaus worked as a Chassis Test Engineer at Chrysler working in vehicle dynamics.
Klaus holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He also speaks Japanese.
Nick Robinson, Principal Engineer NSX Vehicle Dynamics
Nick has been a Vehicle Dynamics Engineer for Honda R&D Americas since 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College.
In June 2016, Nick drove the new NSX to the Time Attack 2 class win at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, with a time of 10:28.820, which was over 11 seconds faster than second place.