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22 Comments on "1991 Acura NSX: The Multi-Tool Supercar"
Petrolicious showing some love for japs vehicles! pls do more!
Love the longer format. Such a beautiful car. Great to see it’s in good hands.
Cool video. I’d love to know if there are any still photos because the locations where this was shot make for an awesome backdrop.
Just found some behind the scenes shots but would love to see some staged photos: https://petrolicious.com/articles/gallery-behind-the-scenes-on-our-acura-nsx-film-shoot
Does anyone recognize the dry lake bed towards the end of the film? Is this El Mirage?
Robert, there’s a video on YouTube of Senna driving the NSX to evaluate the handling. His involvement is extremely well-known.
You are probably referring to this one. I think that some one gave him a pair of white socks to wear so that you can truly see his feet. He is driving a 1989, preproduction version of the car.
Great video as always. I look forward to them. But in some of your videos, the volume level is inconsistent. This one (as with some others) was hard to hear, as the owner was something of a ‘down-talker’ and also spoke very quickly. Even using the YouTube feature to slow down the playback, I couldn’t understand some of the words.
Keep up the great work.
NSX is the sports car that redefined what a sports car can and should be. Don´t ask me. Ask Gordon Murray.
Gordon Murray quoted in Road & Track: “The moment I drove the ‘little’ NSX, all the benchmark cars–Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini–I had been using as references in the development of my car vanished from my mind,” said Murray. “Of course the car we would create, the McLaren F1, needed to be faster than the NSX, but the NSX’s ride quality and handling would become our new design target.”
Nice! NSXs are cool, man. It’s good enough for Winston Wolf, it’s good for me!
So well shot. Congrats!
Love the last scenery. Oh God we can dream here in Switzerland having so much space. Nice drifts and sound of high revving Honda. I remember one of my friend driving with the Integra with lower power but also solid rock motor.
Great car, great video! I haven’t seen the NSX more beautifully shot! Thanks Petrolicious.
Such a knowledgeable and insightful owner; fun cinematic effects; and a tour of places around around LA for locals to tease out. That one lane road near Solstice Canyon. The exit to symphony hall. The 4th street bridge that makes a cameo in so many LA car films. I did not know that Honda had engaged Ayrton Senna on the NSX, but it makes sense that they did. No idea prior to this about the manual rack on the NSX. This is a very intelligently constructed little video.
Here is Road & Track commenting on Aryton Senna’s involvement with the NSX. If R&T is to believed, his involvement in the development phase lead to a meaningful increase in chassis stiffness. Of course, Senna claimed his first world championship in a McLaren-Honda so his engagement with the marque was more than transitory. http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a7407/how-ayrton-senna-made-the-acura-nsx-exceptional/
Yes. It is really through this video and this discussion that I am coming to understand what an audacious and successful effort the NSX was. To go up against Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche, and to produce a car that in certain regards was actually better in the eyes of men like Gordon Murray, is quite an amazing achievement.
Nice article, and the sound, OMG (of course, being indoors helps :))
Thank you to the owner and thank you Petrolicious
PS : (10m length – you got carried away ahaha) keep that for the next movies!
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