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    When light isn’t light enough / #Honda-NSX-R / #Honda-NSX-MkI / #Honda / #Honda-Acura / #Acura / #Acura-NSX / #Acura-NSX-R

    The Honda NSX-R will be instantly recognisable to any fans of the Gran Turismo series of PlayStation games, but probably less so to analogue 3D car nuts.

    The Type-R was only ever produced for the Japanese market, with just 464 built from #1992 - #1995 plus another short run after the NSX’s 2002 3.2-litre facelift. However, the odd example has been imported to the UK, and more may be on the way as a number have popped up recently in Japanese auctions – a feed point for the still strong market for UK imports.

    A 1995 car with just 860 kilometres (534 miles) on the clock recently sold for £223,188 at BH Auction, which is almost certainly a record. However, even those with a more normal mileage can still expect to push the £100k mark, such is their collectability.

    For comparison, that’s around double the price of a regular NSX.

    The NSX-R’s excitement comes not from the usual route of engine tweaks, but the age-old hot-rodding method of chucking out weight. That’s not easy in an aluminium-bodied car that had already made lightness a virtue, but Honda managed to slim it by 120kg anyway.

    Definitely one for your wishlist.

    The #Type-R shed 120kg from the regular NSX.
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    Matt Bell

    Road test 2005 Honda NSX NA2

    Posted in Cars on Monday, 26 November 2018

    It’s been 27 years since the original NSX shook up the supercar industry, but how does it stack up today? Words: Matt Bell.

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    SILVER SURFER / #Honda-NSX / #Honda-Acura / #Acura / #Honda / #Acura-NSX / #1991

    It's the second time that Chris Hermosillo is in front of our camera with one of his projects. Both projects were Japanese base, although an Acura almost counts as a US model, since the brand was introduced as a premium and sports division by Honda Acura just for North America in 1986.

    Chris' Acura NXS dates back to the year 1991 and was one of the first production sports cars built largely of aluminium at the time. For some a plus, for Chris not really, because Chris earns his money at 88 Rotors and so it was only a matter of time until the NSX should lose its modding virginity.

    He ordered a set of SP1's from SSR in sporty 10“ width for the front and 11" for the rear in order to not damage the aluminium skin too much. BC racing coilovers provide the lowering, which with the help of air cups take out the last percentage of space towards the asphalt.
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