Is A 14-Year-Old Acura NSX Really Worth $125,000?

Nowadays, most high-end sports cars have been engineered so well that they can be driven on a daily basis and thrashed on a circuit without a second thought. However, that wasn’t always the case.

There was a time when mid-engined sports cars and supercars were unbearable to drive on the street, extremely expensive, impractical and were best left garaged and only taken out on special occasions. Once the Acura NSX arrived in 1990, that changed forever.

The NSX managed to compete with the finest models, including from Ferrari, while being comfortable, relatively affordable and bringing with it the bulletproof reliability that Honda has become synonymous with.

Despite first hitting the market 27 years ago, the original NSX still remains exceptionally desirable and Doug DeMuro recently had the chance to test out a pristine example.

The NSX in question has just 8,600 miles on the odometer and looks stunning for a vehicle of its age. But does that mean its worth more than a Lamborghini Gallardo of the same age?

Watch the video after the jump to find out.


  • TheBelltower

    I finally got to drive what I thought would be my dream car in the late 90s, an NSX. They were dirt cheap and I wanted one. It was the biggest disappointment I ever experienced in a car. I drove another one a few years ago, this time it was newer with power steering but without the cool pop-up headlamps. It was no slouch, but not my cup of tea. I have no doubt that an enthusiast will spend 125k, but they can have it.

  • p00pman

    Hey! doug’s learning how to say “quirks” haha. Not quarks! Good job.
    The nsx is only worth $125k to a car investment collector. It is not worth it to an enthusiast anymore.

    • SteersUright

      Very well put

  • 954PX

    Depends on who’s buying

  • TheHake

    I’m not paying that much for a Honda with 4 wheels. Now for a RC213V-S….

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