Rare Alex Zanardi edition Acura NSX on sale!
Ayrton Senna may have been closely associated with the NSX, but it was CART champion and Paralympics legend Alex Zanardi that put his name to the sportiest model
Ayrton Senna wasn't the only famous racing driver to get their name on Honda's NSX. The American market, where cars are marketed under the Acura brand, featured a special edition named after two-time CART champion Alex Zanardi.
The Italian drove for the Lotus and Williams Formula 1 teams like Senna did, but is best known for his daring overtake on Bryan Herta at Laguna Seca's Corkscrew on the final lap of the 1996 Monterey Grand Prix.
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His reputation at the time meant that when Honda sent across the NSX Type-S to America under the Acura brand, it was decided to name it after the racer to boost sales and commemorate his back-to-back titles.
A total of 51 cars were built, all in the red that Zanardi's Chip Ganassi Racing car usually raced in. Chassis #00 acted as press car, #01 was Zanardi's own model and #02 is currently available to buy online, with a 'Buy it Now' price of $149,995 with less than a day to go on the auction.
The car has had two owners since the turn of the century, with the current owner having held on to the car for the last 15 years. During this time it has covered over 31,750 miles, and all in the same condition as it left the factory bar an aftermarket sport exhaust.
As the Type-S moniker in other markets suggests, this NSX had additional sportiness that others can't offer, and was the only left-hand drive NSX to offer Honda's sport-tuned suspension and chassis settings. These changes make it better suited to the track, where Zanardi fans are often found. In effect, this makes it very different from the standard NSX, which was already one of the leading supercars of its day.
The full list of changed from the standard NSX include a fixed roof to make the chassis more rigid, stiffer suspension with higher spring rates, manual rack and pinion steering, lightweight wheels, battery and rear spoiler, single-partition rear glass, aluminium mesh intake covers and the lowering of the car by 0.4 inches. In total, the changes equate to a 149lb reduction in weight.
For anyone itching to recreate Zanardi's epic last lap pass at Laguna Seca, you'll need to head over to the listing as quickly as he passed Herta, before it ends!
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