HONDA NSX - IMAGES FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR
This feature first appeared in Volume 4 of Retromotive magazine.
Here's a small excerpt from the feature including images that hit the cutting room floor and didn't make it into the magazine.
Click here to purchase Volume 4 of Retromotive Magazine featuring the Honda NSX
The term ‘cult‘ gets bandied around a lot when discussing sports cars. Usually, vehicles produced in low numbers, with mouth-watering performance and a devoted army of fans that would give up an organ just to own one. But in some cases, cult status is more than just supply and demand. In some cases, a car will come out of nowhere and define a generation. The Honda NSX was such a car and it was the perfect encapsulation of the early 90’s sports car landscape. In somewhat of an asymmetry, Honda’s reputation of producing reliable, small engines meant that their customer base was more loyal than it was excitable. If you’d told someone in the mid-1980s that Honda would produce a supercar that would outperform the likes of Ferrari and Porsche, you’d be laughed out of the pub. But while the punters were laughing, Honda was dominating Formula 1 and developing what would be one of the most important sports cars ever made.
Fun Fact: In 1990, a new Ferrari 348 cost roughly $100,000, while the NSX was priced at just $60,000.
Fun Fact: The origins of the NSX trace back to 1984, with the HP-X (Honda Pininfarina eXperimental) concept, which was a mid-engined 3.0 L V6 engined rear wheel drive sports car.
Fun Fact: The designer of the McLaren F1, Gordon Murray, loved the NSX so much he bought one, putting 75,000 kilometres on his over the course of six or seven years and using the car as inspiration for the McLaren F1