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  • Tokyo’s C1 Loop is also known as the Wangan, one of the longest, straightest roads in Japan, and the country’s most notorious street racing playground. In the U.S., we have a similar area: Texas. In Texas, roll racing is the name of the game—and that game is taken very seriously. Which brings us to a mind-bending video of a 1,000-horsepower Acura NSX racing GT-Rs and a Hayabusa.The iconic Japanese mid-engine sports car is renowned for its sublime handling characteristics and daily practicality. Still, power was one thing that many enthusiasts felt the original NSX lacked; the NA1 produced 270 horsepower while the NA2 received a modest bump to just 290 horsepower until the end of its production run, in 2005. However, in a classic example of overcorrecting, a tuner down in Texas built a 1,000-horsepower NSX, presumably at the cost of whatever balance the Ayrton Senna-linked sports car once possessed.Gone is the original C30A V-6. In its place, this NSX now beats with the heart of a K2..

    Watch This 1,000-HP, K20A-Swapped Acura NSX Dominate

    Tokyo’s C1 Loop is also known as the Wangan, one of the longest, straightest roads in Japan, and the country’s most notorious street racing playground. In the U.S., we have a similar area: Texas. In Texas, roll racing is the name of the game—and that game is taken very seriously. Which brings us to a mind-bending video of a 1,000-horsepower Acura NSX racing GT-Rs and a Hayabusa.The iconic Japanese mid-engine sports car is renowned for its sublime handling characteristics and daily practicality. Still, power was one thing that many enthusiasts felt the original NSX lacked; the NA1 produced 270 horsepower while the NA2 received a modest bump to just 290 horsepower until the end of its production run, in 2005. However, in a classic example of overcorrecting, a tuner down in Texas built a 1,000-horsepower NSX, presumably at the cost of whatever balance the Ayrton Senna-linked sports car once possessed.Gone is the original C30A V-6. In its place, this NSX now beats with the heart of a K2..
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  • Tokyo’s C1 Loop is also known as the Wangan, one of the longest, straightest roads in Japan, and the country’s most notorious street racing playground. In the U.S., we have a similar area: Texas. In Texas, roll racing is the name of the game—and that game is taken very seriously. Which brings us to a mind-bending video of a 1,000-horsepower Acura NSX racing GT-Rs and a Hayabusa.The iconic Japanese mid-engine sports car is renowned for its sublime handling characteristics and daily practicality. Still, power was one thing that many enthusiasts felt the original NSX lacked; the NA1 produced 270 horsepower while the NA2 received a modest bump to just 290 horsepower until the end of its production run, in 2005. However, in a classic example of overcorrecting, a tuner down in Texas built a 1,000-horsepower NSX, presumably at the cost of whatever balance the Ayrton Senna-linked sports car once possessed.Gone is the original C30A V-6. In its place, this NSX now beats with the heart of a K2..

    Watch This 1,000-HP, K20A-Swapped Acura NSX Dominate the Drag Strip

    Tokyo’s C1 Loop is also known as the Wangan, one of the longest, straightest roads in Japan, and the country’s most notorious street racing playground. In the U.S., we have a similar area: Texas. In Texas, roll racing is the name of the game—and that game is taken very seriously. Which brings us to a mind-bending video of a 1,000-horsepower Acura NSX racing GT-Rs and a Hayabusa.The iconic Japanese mid-engine sports car is renowned for its sublime handling characteristics and daily practicality. Still, power was one thing that many enthusiasts felt the original NSX lacked; the NA1 produced 270 horsepower while the NA2 received a modest bump to just 290 horsepower until the end of its production run, in 2005. However, in a classic example of overcorrecting, a tuner down in Texas built a 1,000-horsepower NSX, presumably at the cost of whatever balance the Ayrton Senna-linked sports car once possessed.Gone is the original C30A V-6. In its place, this NSX now beats with the heart of a K2..
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  • Engineers spend countless hours in wind tunnels and CAD programs optimizing the flow of air around and through a vehicle–particularly in high-performance cars like the Acura NSX. But without lines on a computer screen or carefully controlled smoke machines in a wind tunnel, how can the finished product demonstrate how effective this engineering is outside of a controlled environment, in the real world?Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained does a good job explaining how the NSX's aerodynamics work using simpler methods than a wind tunnel. A smoke grenade doesn't provide the clean lines of smoke you get in a wind tunnel, but following a lead car with an active grenade still demonstrates how air flows into, through, and around the car.As one would expect, the front grill sucks air into the front of the car through the primary radiator for cooling. This air then exits through hood vents and flows under the side mirrors, around the side of the car, contributing downforce in the ..

    Watch Air Flow Around the Acura NSX in the Real World

    Engineers spend countless hours in wind tunnels and CAD programs optimizing the flow of air around and through a vehicle–particularly in high-performance cars like the Acura NSX. But without lines on a computer screen or carefully controlled smoke machines in a wind tunnel, how can the finished product demonstrate how effective this engineering is outside of a controlled environment, in the real world?Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained does a good job explaining how the NSX's aerodynamics work using simpler methods than a wind tunnel. A smoke grenade doesn't provide the clean lines of smoke you get in a wind tunnel, but following a lead car with an active grenade still demonstrates how air flows into, through, and around the car.As one would expect, the front grill sucks air into the front of the car through the primary radiator for cooling. This air then exits through hood vents and flows under the side mirrors, around the side of the car, contributing downforce in the ..
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  • CARMEL, Calif. — Even before turning its first lap in competition, the sleek white and gray ARX-05 race car is considered a win by Acura and its new racing partner, Team Penske. The wild-looking car, powered by a turbocharged Acura engine, is set to make its competition debut at next year's Rolex 24 at Daytona in the Prototype class of the IMSA WeatherTech series. The ARX-05 racing venture is the result of a mutually beneficial collaboration between Penske and Acura. Acura hopes to put an exclamation point on the performance-inspired image it has been trying to create since Jon Ikeda took over as general manager in 2015. This racing effort started with Acura fielding NSX-derived entries in several race series for the 2017 season. Meanwhile, Roger Penske and his racing outfit gain a foothold in a series they've been keen on entering for years. And as a dealer who has six Acura stores spread from California to New Jersey, Penske — and his fellow dealers — are looking to raci..

    Potent partnership for Acura, Penske

    CARMEL, Calif. — Even before turning its first lap in competition, the sleek white and gray ARX-05 race car is considered a win by Acura and its new racing partner, Team Penske. The wild-looking car, powered by a turbocharged Acura engine, is set to make its competition debut at next year's Rolex 24 at Daytona in the Prototype class of the IMSA WeatherTech series. The ARX-05 racing venture is the result of a mutually beneficial collaboration between Penske and Acura. Acura hopes to put an exclamation point on the performance-inspired image it has been trying to create since Jon Ikeda took over as general manager in 2015. This racing effort started with Acura fielding NSX-derived entries in several race series for the 2017 season. Meanwhile, Roger Penske and his racing outfit gain a foothold in a series they've been keen on entering for years. And as a dealer who has six Acura stores spread from California to New Jersey, Penske — and his fellow dealers — are looking to raci..
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  • Acura would like to talk about the technology in the MDX Sport Hybrid—and that's a conversation could take a while. See, this Acura MDX basks in the green halo of the NSX supercar, adopting a version of its AWD hybrid system that cranks out a combined 321 horsepower. That translates to fairly impressive performance for a three-row luxury SUV. But Christ, would a little style hurt? Could Acura designers be given fulfilling work in the House of Honda, aside from bending a frumpy fender here, adding a strip of fake metal there? 25 years ago, these guys were building Legends. Today’s Acura “stylists”—the word used loosely, much like at Supercuts—seem to be restricted to endless trimming and fussing over the corporate grille, the latest version of which is called a "diamond pentagon." Even there, the grills have ranged from the inexplicable—the notorious chicken beaks and gladiator shields of recent years—to the now-merely acceptable.These glum thoughts hit me when striding from a Sh..

    2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Review: Nailing Performance, Trailing in Luxury

    Acura would like to talk about the technology in the MDX Sport Hybrid—and that's a conversation could take a while. See, this Acura MDX basks in the green halo of the NSX supercar, adopting a version of its AWD hybrid system that cranks out a combined 321 horsepower. That translates to fairly impressive performance for a three-row luxury SUV. But Christ, would a little style hurt? Could Acura designers be given fulfilling work in the House of Honda, aside from bending a frumpy fender here, adding a strip of fake metal there? 25 years ago, these guys were building Legends. Today’s Acura “stylists”—the word used loosely, much like at Supercuts—seem to be restricted to endless trimming and fussing over the corporate grille, the latest version of which is called a "diamond pentagon." Even there, the grills have ranged from the inexplicable—the notorious chicken beaks and gladiator shields of recent years—to the now-merely acceptable.These glum thoughts hit me when striding from a Sh..
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