What Made The Original Honda NSX So Special?

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In the 1990’s, the original Honda NSX shocked the world and helped kick start the supercar industry we now know where performance and reliability can work hand in hand.

To give us an idea as to what made the original NSX so great, Harry Metcalfe has released a video of his gold 2005 NSX and spends 17 minutes exploring the great Japanese sports car and all the work that went into creating it.

The first-generation NSX was produced for a remarkable 15 years from 1990 through to 2005 and, in its later years, was powered by a 3.2-liter VTEC V6 engine with 290 hp. By modern day standards, the NSX is woefully underpowered and had less grunt than the current Honda Civic Type R.

Nevertheless, and even to this day, the NSX is held in the highest possible regard and cemented its place in automotive history many years ago. Will the new NSX leave such a legacy? Only time will tell.

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