Acura NSX

November 1, 2012 — Leave a comment

It’s probably a little more accurate to call this a Honda NSX.  The car was only marketed as an Acura in North America, and apparently, Hong Kong, which makes a strange pair.  With an updated version coming out next year I thought it was a good time to post these pictures.

Acura NSX 6-4-12The NSX was made from about 1990 to 2005.  Quite a long time for a car design but these have aged pretty well.  In fact, I would say that look good except for some of the paint schemes.  The classic black on this car is probably the best look.

Acura NSX side 6-4-12The NSX was available with a 182 cu in V6 that produced 270 bhp and 210 lb-ft of torque or a 194 cu in V6 that made 290 bhp and 224 lb-ft.  That was paired with either a 4 speed automatic, 5 speed manual or 6 speed manual.  The car could go 0-60 in about 5.2 seconds.  Not bad for the 90′s.

Acura NSX inside 6-4-12This car was designed, originally, by Pininfarina and designed to compete with and beat the Ferrari 348.  This was the first car to ever have an aluminum monocoque.  It was also designed low, only 46 inches tall, and featured titanium connecting rods, forged pistons, and a high revving engine.  These made the car more like a racecar that street car.  In fact the great Ayrton Senna helped with the tuning.  See the results below.

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