1993 Honda NSX Type-R or weekend supercar

1993 Honda NSX Type-R or weekend supercar

September 20, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

An exclusive supercar Honda NSX Type-R of the 1993 model is being sold at a foreign auction. The car was completely restored by specialists from Speedart Motorsports from Miami (USA).

The love and admiration for supercars of the last century, such as the original Honda NSX, is reaching its climax these days, especially among young speed enthusiasts. That’s why this week our Sunday supercar post focuses on the 1993 Honda NSX Type-R, which was built for the Japanese domestic market (JDM).

This particular copy of the model has been completely restored by specialists from Speedart Motorsports from Miami (USA).

Just like modern cars with the Type-R logo, the NSX-R was focused on performance. Together with legendary racer Ariton Senna, tasked with designing the car, Honda set out to create the ultimate NSX.

Engineers have taken drastic measures to make the vehicle lighter by removing sound deadening material from the body, the stereo system, the spare wheel, air conditioning, and some electrical equipment. Carbon and Kevlar Recaro bucket seats replaced the standard leather seats, and Honda even went as far as replacing the rear glass with plastic. In general, the company managed to reduce the weight of the car by 120 kg.

The weight reduction, in addition to some technical improvements such as a stiffer front anti-roll bar, stiffer shock absorbers and aluminum body struts, made the car stiffer and more responsive. Although the 3.0-liter V6 (with VTEC system) kept power at the standard 270 horsepower, the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km / h dropped from 5.5 seconds to 5.0.

Honda produced only 483 examples of the NSX-R, making it a truly rare and special car. The Speedart shown here is numbered 44.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Honda introduced an updated urban kid N-One. The Japanese automaker has unveiled an updated version of its subcompact car for the city, the Honda N-One. The car did not receive major changes in appearance, however, from a technical point of view, it has changed quite a lot.