Though it’s made in the US, the Acura NSX is rightfully claimed as one of its own by the legions of fans in Japan (where it’s sold as a Honda). The owner of this particular example, though, has taken it even further.
Photographed at what looks like Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji fish market (or some other bazaar in Japan), this hybrid supercar looks like it belongs more on the starting grid for the country’s Super GT championship. (Honda does, after all, field several race-spec NSX-GTs in the series’ top GT500 class.)
Despite appearances to the contrary, this is a road-going car – albeit just barely from the looks of it. The supercar features a full Liberty Walk body kit, giving it a wider stance, a meaner demeanor, and enough aero enhancement to make an air force fighter jet blush – especially decked out all in black like this. It’s dropped down to the tarmac on a custom air suspension, and fitted with a set of Forgiato Maglia ECL alloys, similarly blacked out with a matte finish and deep-dish silver rims.
No word on whether there’ve been any enhancements to the powertrain, but then we’re not sure the NSX really needs it. As it is, the car leaves Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, with an advanced 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, coupled to three electric motors and a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission. The sum total of all those motors (gasoline and electric) working in unison is 573 horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque, delivering a 0-60 time quoted at 3.1 seconds and a top speed in excess of 190 mph.