Some days I think to myself, “yeah, I could daily an NSX.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
But is that a bad thing, necessarily?
Dear Santa, I’ve been good this year. Except for that one thing, but we don’t need to talk about that—I did what I had to do, remember? Anyway, you’re a busy guy, so I only have one item on my list: this 1991 JDM Honda NSX on eBay, in your favorite color.
For your own mental health, don’t watch this video of a Lexus SUV turning a gorgeous Acura NSX into a crumpled soda can. Just don’t. It’s not worth the anguish and long therapy sessions.
Alex Zanardi has repeated his 2012 Paralympic gold medal victory in the hand-cycling time trial today, just before the fifteenth anniversary of the horrific CART series racing crash that amputated both of his legs.
There’s a new Acura NSX out. I don’t know if you heard about this, but Honda was working on it for a while. The new one’s all-wheel drive with an advanced hybrid system and a dual-clutch gearbox, and at first glance, that makes it very different from the 1990s supercar that bears its name.
We’ve heard rumors about an NSX Type-R in the pipeline but apparently Honda/Acura is pondering even more variants of their halo car platform. Racers, convertibles(?!) really everything a kid could want.
Simon Saunders, boss-man overlooking the ridiculous Ariel family of street-legal tubular performance machines including the Atom and Nomad, has dropped some hints about future models including luxury limousines, an electric Atom and possibly borrowing the hybrid heart of the new Acura NSX when the time is right.
“When is Acura actually going to build that new NSX?” was asked so many times in the last six years the thing was starting to look more caricature than car. So how long did it really take to come out of its chrysalis? Let’s break it down.
The original Acura NSX has this look that’s simultaneously so 1990s yet still very sexy. Definitely not “timeless,” but I can’t imagine a time when this car won’t look good. Especially when it’s been modified in just the right ways like this one.
To Generation X, the letters “NSX” meant something. Maybe to the men and women of Minato, they meant “New Sports eXperimental,” but to us, they represented the dreams of our adolescence. Even in the 1990s, an elegant era of Japanese car design that brought us the best versions of the Mazda RX-7 and the Toyota Supra,…