Some days I think to myself, “yeah, I could daily an NSX.”
I may be a professional race car driver, but my writing gig for Jalopnik doesn’t suck either. (Just don’t tell Patrick that or he’ll take away the peanuts he’s currently paying me.) Case in point: a snowy, hoon-filled test of the new Acura NSX. Is it good to blast a $150,000 hybrid supercar around an empty winter…
Back in ‘95, I was not particularly concerned with Acura’s lineup. I didn’t care much about cars in general then, but if anything interested me it was going to be the muscle cars and European sports cars of the ‘60s and early ‘70s. How little I knew.
There have been car-versus-bike drag races since there have been cars and bikes to pit against each other. They are always interesting to watch, as the tech balanced between the two different worlds has progressed at a mostly even pace. Bikes use light weight and aero to their advantage, while cars tend to use grip…
I like to save a buck wherever I can. I like doing this so much that I cut my kitchen sponges and only use one half at a time to make the pack last longer. My kind and considerate friends say I’m “frugal,” but let’s just call it what it is: I am a cheap bastard and these car deals have me extremely interested.
You might have noticed that the car community is rediscovering ‘90s design. As our love for all things wedged returns, first-generation Acura NSXs are enjoying a revived popularity (and surge in sale prices). One 1991 Acura NSX in particular has probably been on your screen already. And this week, it ships out to be…
BANG! Like lightning, it appears, electricity crackling through its wheels as it speeds around the Nürburgring and makes the good noises in the process. It’s the new Acura NSX, a car we like! But is it... more than that?
The new Acura NSX is a hybrid, turbo, mid-engine, all-wheel drive, 191-mph jet without wings, with 573 horsepower and (on this particular car at least) a $204,600 price tag. My boss handed me the keys one warm Sunday afternoon with the imperatives “Have fun. Don’t kill anyone.” By the specs alone, I should have been…
The moment I really got the 2017 Acura NSX wasn’t when I launched it to highway speed from a standstill in three seconds, egged on by the 573 horsepower soundtrack of two turbos dumping air into a wailing V6 backed by a screaming electric motor whine. It wasn’t the tenth time a pedestrian gave me the thumbs up and…
Happy almost-Independence Day. We’re celebrating with a real American supercar, the Ohio-built (and largely American-engineered) 2017 Acura NSX. Ask me stuff about it.
The new Acura NSX is a car too fun for its own right, constantly begging you to hoon it through its mere existence. Fortunately, there is an easy surefire way to get your need for noise and revs out: donuts.
Your Jalopnik New York crew is getting this car’s modern successor on Friday. For now, start your week basking in the glory of the original.
When it comes to motorsports, the average person might not think of Acura first and foremost. But the truth is, Acura has a long and successful history in racing, winning 17 manufacturer championships in various series across 29 of its 31 years of existence. That strong legacy still hasn’t done much to quiet the…
One of the strange things about this job is that we often get to drive cars 100 times nicer than our own. In my case, that figure is probably closer to 1 million. Yesterday, when I stepped out of my beat-up 1992 Jeep Cherokee and into a 2017 Acura NSX, I had to recalibrate my mind.
The Michael Shank Racing duo of Andy Lally and Katherine Legge got the Acura NSX GT3 its first class win in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Belle Isle Park over the weekend, with Legge also celebrating her first-career victory in the WeatherTech series.
An OG Acura NSX is always exciting. A modified NSX is intriguing. An NSX with an engine swap, custom colors and a freaking supercharger seems like tuner heaven. This NSX doesn’t feel like the modified Hondas I grew up with, though. It’s an old car, but it’s repping a new way to be for import tuners.
An Acura NSX is a nice place to sit. You ride low in a comfortable leather-wrapped cockpit designed for driving pleasure and speed. But when you know what that 573 horsepower supercar is capable of, being forced to drive it slowly and responsibly over normal city roads is the worst.
A 2017 Acura NSX is already up for auction, and it probably has something to do with it being completely mangled in a crash.
Well, that’s not exactly right. It looks like a baby Acura NSX, but I have reason to believe that it’s not quite as exciting as that. Well, that’s not quite right either. It’s exciting, but, well, you know what, let me try to explain.