Thursday, November 20, 2014

The World's Fastest Cars (1): Acura NS-X

I am now going to go over all the cars featured in my favorite book. Looking back, the second ever post on this blog (in 2006) was about the NSX.

What I learned in the write-up in the book about the car:

  • NS-X stands for "New Sports car X". Honda was supposed to give it another name when it appeared in showrooms.
  • One of the goals of the Honda supercar was to create a cabin devoid of "fatigue inducing properties" such as a noisy cockpit or indifferent control layouts.
  • Journalists and enthusiasts were anticipating a V10 or V12. 
As we know, it came with a V6, and everyone was happy. This is a very different reaction to the V6 Jaguar XJ220.

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