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Great review on an interestingly modified car.

Not quite sure how the motor was determined to put out 550 hp in the title when it's never been dyno d and yet the estimate by its owner is 360 rear wheel hp...

Great review and I appreciate the comments about its analog nature.
 

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I thought someone on here actually owned one. Oh well
 

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There was a member who owned a supercharged nsx..which was one of the reasons I posted this up here. I thought he d enjoy the excitement In This article...

Speed jerk I believe was his screen name,
 

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That's one gem of a NSX. Thanks for posting, JB. This pretty much sums it up:
This is, without a doubt, one of the finest machines I have ever driven. If you enjoy cars on any level, driving an NSX will be to you what playing a Stradivarius is to a concert violinist.

It also made me realize that the new NSX won't be like the old one. It can't be. The original is too low, too analog, too dependent on the inputs from its driver over technological wizardry. There aren't many cars like that anymore.
It's not for everyone, but it is for me. Cannot say I've driven anything that has put such a resounding smile on my face. It really is that great, hence the reason I've held on to mine.

For everyone's information, mine too has the full dealer installed Comptech Package. Comptech was once a subsidiary of American Honda, similar to Kytech or SLP for GM. However, mine is not an AZ Edition and is a T-top with more amenities and sound deadening material. I've never driven a Zanardi Edition but short of the lighter weight (2900 lb vs. 3100 lb for mine), it's very much the same car when the Comptech Package is installed. My supercharger has the smallest pulley (for 9.5 psi) providing about 420 (SAE corrected 224x DynoJet) RWHP.

In terms of hard numbers, its performance parameters are very similar to a C6 Z06/Z07 on Cup Tires and will charge around any road course all day (without overheating). I run Bridgestone RE0-11 Extreme Performance summer tires on +2 Ray's Volk TE37's. Tires don't last long. That's pretty much the only downside from an enthusiasts perspective.

EDIT: I purchased the car in April of 2009 for $36,500 from its second owner with around 40k miles. I've put about 60k miles on it since. Just had it on the dyno recently and it produced no loss in power. I'm happy with that.

Cheers!
 

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As originally presented and built..... one of the all time best in the fullest, most comprehensive sense of those words.

" Sweet "
 
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This is a fun blast from the past ...and interesting that the this about the same time as the latest generation of the NSX releases.

Glad to hear your enjoying the older modified NSX for 100 000 miles.

Fwiw .....I have 99000 miles on my ~450 hp tuned and intake LS3 3200 lb c6 corvette z51 m6. I also find the sports car so much fun and so dead reliable ....it's too good to give up.

Just bought new 19/20 inch black rims...

 
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