Everyone knows Acura is about luxury. "But to enthusiasts," John Davis begins, "that brand also stands for speed." Well, not so much anymore. But back in 1997, it sure as hell did, as this clip from MotorWeek undoubtedly proves.

Submitted for the approval of Mr. Davis are the Acura NSX-T and the Integra Type-R. The former is, in my humble opinion, the greatest Japanese car of all time; the latter is one we recently declared the best front-wheel-drive car ever. Both represent opposite ends of the Acura price spectrum, but both are obscenely awesome in their own unique ways.

"Rarely have there been two more speed-oriented machines at a single brand," Mr. Davis says. And he's right.


This clip is great but it's also tough to watch. It's really hard not to pine for both of these cars today. If you had to pick just one, which would you go with?

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