Clive is a keen member of the #Honda-NSX-Club
of Britain (NSXCB.co.uk), which means plenty of NSX playtime. Clive had the interior retrimmed in red and black Alcantara to give it a more modern feel.
Clive Pluckrose 'I love the admiring glances the NSX gets from by standers wondering what it is. When people realise, they all want to ask questions about it'
DATE ACQUIRED #1998
FAVOURITE POSTER CAR WHEN YOUNG Lamborghini Miura
COSTS SO FAR Apart from normal servicing costs the only major item I've had to replace is the alternator about five years ago
DREAM NSX GT2 class-winning car at Le Mans 1995
Why choose an #Honda-NSX
? / #Honda-NSX-MkI
I went to the #British-Motor-Show
and stumbled across the most beautiful car I had ever clapped eyes on, the 'New Secret eXperimental' – the NSX. Five years on, I went to the 1995 Le Mans 24-hour race, where the Honda NSX won its class. I knew I had to own one.
In 1998 I realised the dream and became the proud owner of a Formula Red NA1.
Why do you love it?
I love the admiring glances it gets from bystanders who are wondering what it is. When people realise, they all want to ask questions about it. I love its mechanical simplicity compared with modern-day supercars.
Have you modified it?
I've installed a Superchip to improve mid-range performance, idling response and fuel economy. A Science of Speed carbonfibre induction kit gives it a great induction note, and a much better engine breathing response. Then there's the American Pride V2 quad-pipe exhaust system, which gives the NSX the throaty engine note it always deserved. I've also uprated the brake discs and pads.
I've also installed a compliance pivot lock (which gives the handling a much pointier, direct feel), stiffer Dali racing torsion bars and BC suspension coil-overs, giving it less body roll at high speed.
What about the stereo?
In 2001 I upgraded the sound system with an amplifier, crossovers, EQ and navigation equipment. I competed with my car in the under-500-watt Pro Category on the IASCA UK circuit. It picked up various first and second place trophies that year, culminating in a third place at the UK IASCA Sound Quality finals at Santa Pod.
What do you fancy next?
I adore the car and have loved my time with it. I can't imagine ever selling it, but if I did it would be with a sad heart.