The first-generation Acura NSX arrived in North America in 1990 to critical acclaim. Could a supercar be reliable? Could a supercar be easily used as a daily driver?
But the second-generation Acura NSX has a more difficult hill to climb. The first NSX lingered for 15 years and lost much of its original luster. The second NSX was confirmed for production nearly a decade ago.
Huge changes in the second-gen NSX’s format, numerous delays, and rapid advancements in the high-end sports car market has made the eventual arrival of the actual Ohio-built NSX less of an event than it deserves to be.
But the NSX is here now, and it is a technological showcase for Honda. This is not remotely a stylized, coupefied, mid-engined version of the RLX sedan. In fact, it wouldn’t be unfair to consider it more of a poor man’s Porsche 918 Spyder.
Alex Dykes’ video review of the 2017 Acura NSX is the most detailed and thorough on the internet.
Timothy Cain is the founder of GoodCarBadCar.net, which obsesses over the free and frequent publication of U.S. and Canadian auto sales figures. Follow on Twitter @goodcarbadcar and on Facebook. Alex On Autos is also on Facebook and Twitter.