One of the automotive greats gets a once over.
The NSX is undoubtedly a very special car. Badged as an Acura here in the states, the vehicle received input from Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna. Aside from its fairytale development story, Car Wizard takes a look at a 1991 version of the vehicle with over 100,000 miles on the odometer.
Seeing as it’s in the shop, you might be wondering what’s wrong with it. A testament to Japanese engineering and the owner taking care of his pride and joy, the issues are very minor involving the windows, antenna, harmonic balancer cover, and several other teething problems.
Aside from what needs to be fixed, one of the party pieces of the NSX involves where the engine sits in the car; in an effort to optimize weight distribution, the powerplant is hidden under the rear window much further forward than you’d expect. We know most people wouldn’t be worried about luggage space in such a supercar but it appears to have quite a bit of it.
Meanwhile, under the hood lies the spare tire, airconditioning unit, and radiator. Keen readers will know that the Japanese supercar was all about handling rather than raw power – leading to such strategic packaging of the car. Certainly a refreshing experience with the horsepower arms race that we’re experiencing in the current supercar world.
Upon further inspection of the interior, the odometer shows 101,661.8 miles (163,608.8 kilometers) – everything else in the cockpit appears to be in very good condition. The only big issue lies with the airconditioning system which has been sent out to be fixed; the driver’s side power window appeared to need some work as well.
Regardless of what needs a bit of TLC, it’s refreshing to see a classic car that has been driven. Nothing is more painful than seeing these great cars waste away sitting in the garage.