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Old 08-21-2016, 07:44 PM
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New Acura NSX

When I was practicing with my autocross Lotus 7 I noticed the Honda factory team was there shaking down a new Acura NSX. I will tell you what I think I know about it....hybrid and awd.

I'll tell you what I do know about it....cool looking!

It goes pretty well too, not much slower than my D mod but it makes a whole lot more tire squealing!

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Did you notice any of their times while shaking it down? if so comparable to what?
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:00 PM
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You have a picture of it, Tom?
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Old 08-22-2016, 03:18 PM
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Did you notice any of their times while shaking it down? if so comparable to what?
My best in my lotus was about 41.5. I believe they ran a 42 something on street tires. I was impressed.
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Old 08-22-2016, 03:22 PM
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You have a picture of it, Tom?
Like this. Color was a Ferrari red. they brought along a couple of S2000s for comparison I suppose. They were running in the 44/45 second range.

The really good national podium finishing driver was at 39 in his Lotus Elan D mod. Lovely car.

Can't get the picture to download. I'll do It later when I get home.
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I've been seeing them puttering around Honda's office in Torrance for a few months now. In LA street traffic it doesn't really stand out at all.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:56 PM
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here are pics:
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:31 PM
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Meh.
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:24 PM
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Its similar to the old nsx in that when you first see it it looks like an ordinary Honda 2 door, then you look closer and it is a lot more.

Heck the styling is somewhat dramatic....but it does resemble.....a Hyundai..?
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:23 PM
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Heck the styling is somewhat dramatic....but it does resemble.....a Hyundai..?
More like.... well, heck. Was planning on a witty riposte here, but I got nuttin'

That thing is just.... ick. No redeeming social value from an aesthetic perspective that I can see.

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