The original Honda NSX is widely regarded as one of the best driving cars of all time, famously given the seal of approval by legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna, so it is understood that people have turned these mid-engine sports cars into track weapons. The same is true of the NSX, which features lots of changes to make it track-ready.
Listed for sale on the Ecker Honda, the 1991 Honda NSX odometer has only 10,000 km (6,214 miles). The first thing you notice about the car is the aggressive GRP body kit worn in a period-correct race lever, which includes a front splitter, a vented hood, a side skirt with air intake, a rear wing, a diffuser and an underbody fairing.
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Also visible from the outside is the Volk TE37 forged Tarrox 6-piston brake with forged aluminum wheel drilled and slotted rotor. New exhaust systems, lightweight batteries, and adjustable race suspension are less visible. Honda is also said to feature an “airlifting system”, which we can only assume is an air jack found in many race cars. For those unfamiliar with these, these are the pneumatic cylinders built into the car’s frame that lift it off the ground for quick pit stops. Inside, the car has a Momo bucket seat, a roll cage and an OMP steering wheel.
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Under the hood, the changes to the NSX are as extensive as elsewhere. Upgrades include an auxiliary fuel pump with an oil cooler, a new radiator, an oil storage, a transmission cooler and a pressure regulator. The stock 3.0L V6 originally produced 270 hp (274 PS / 201 kW), but thanks to those upgrades, the car is now pushing a healthy 335 (340 PS / 250 kW) on the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual. Infection.