Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday Car Pr0n #19

Today's car picture is one of the rarer birds: A car worth remembering from the 1990s...


Yes, that's an Acura NSX, a 290-hp screamer in a time of ho-hum 180 HP Camaros. Probably best-known as the preferred ride of Mr. Wolf in "Pulp Fiction", the NSX was put out by Honda as a competitor to Ferrari and other exotic sports cars. Given that Honda was still more or less known for boxy but reliable hatchbacks and sedans, this was a bold departure.

Rumors of new NSX have swirled through the automotive world for the past few years, with a second generaton NSX debuting as a concept car in 2012 with a theoretical release date in 2015. Given the success of the S2000 - 300 HP out of an inline four cylinder - it will be quite interesting to see what they can do with six. The first gen NSX recorded 0-60 times of 5.2 seconds and a 13 second quarter mile, so a more modern version should really move...

Of course, I'll be getting 85 MPG in my Elio when the new NSX comes out, so... ;)

That is all.

3 comments:

Sevesteen said...

From my desk at work I can hear the jackhammers working on the NSX engine assembly area. Once they start building engines, I should be able to hear them on the dyno from the office, and if not, I can listen on the way to the cafeteria.

Jay G said...

You know, *I* have a kick-ass job, and even *I* am jealous...

Anonymous said...

The British car magazines have been writing about the new NSX for a couple of months now.
http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/Honda-NSX-a-458-at-half-the-price-2013-11-20

Adding electric motors to drive each front wheel will give AWD and also allow a stability control system to drive the front wheels into a corner, or not, for controllable oversteer.

By the way, next year's Civic SI in the UK will have close to 300bhp and looks phenomenal compared to the econobox North American model.

Al_in_Ottawa