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Old 05-01-2002, 08:19 AM   #1
 
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2003 Acura NSX

I saw it near my Acura dealership, Acura of Avon, this morning heading west on Route 44 near Simsbury, CT. The new headlamps.. well, I guess they'll have to grow on me. From a distance, it looked very much like a Mitsubishi 3000GT. As I got closer, I knew that the lines were a little off for a 3000GT, and sure enough, it turned out to be something else entirely.

Anyway, it was exciting, and added a little spark to my drive to Bakerville, CT.
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Old 05-01-2002, 08:21 AM   #2
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What color was it?
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Old 05-01-2002, 08:22 AM   #3
 
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A red one
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Old 05-01-2002, 08:35 AM   #4
 
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it's a 2002 model year.
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Old 05-01-2002, 08:38 AM   #5
 
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I would kill to have a 2003 NSX! They should come out with turbocharged ones!
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rumor has it that they are droppin a v8 into it sometime in the next 2 years... puttin out around 500hp to sell them against ferraris and the like... a v8 honda... yeah baby...
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rumor has it that they are droppin a v8 into it sometime in the next 2 years... puttin out around 500hp to sell them against ferraris and the like... a v8 honda... yeah baby...

I think we are supposed to get the V8 Acura NSX in 2004 here in the States. And the target horsepower is between 400 and 450 from what I've read.

At the NY Auto Show this year, they had a Honda Racing V8 engine, with the turbos removed. This was.. I think around a 3-liter (maybe closer to 3.5 liters.. I forget), capable of revving to 16K to 17K rpms, and with turbo boost, figure 800 horsepower, EASILY. WHY WHY WHY don't we consumers get something as cool as that?!?!?!
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Old 05-01-2002, 12:20 PM   #8
 
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Because the Average punter would spin it out and crash on the way home from the dealership.
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Old 05-07-2002, 11:56 PM   #9
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rumor has it that they are droppin a v8 into it sometime in the next 2 years... puttin out around 500hp to sell them against ferraris and the like... a v8 honda... yeah baby...

I think we are supposed to get the V8 Acura NSX in 2004 here in the States. And the target horsepower is between 400 and 450 from what I've read.

At the NY Auto Show this year, they had a Honda Racing V8 engine, with the turbos removed. This was.. I think around a 3-liter (maybe closer to 3.5 liters.. I forget), capable of revving to 16K to 17K rpms, and with turbo boost, figure 800 horsepower, EASILY. WHY WHY WHY don't we consumers get something as cool as that?!?!?!

Could that be a 3.5-liter V8, which would be the basis for an IRL-based motor???
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Old 02-07-2003, 03:35 AM   #10
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i was talking to a guy at a dodge dealership and he said most of the new owners of a dodge viper crash it in the first 6 months 8O he took me to there garage and showed me one that hit a curb the whold front end was buckled in i couldnt believe it
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Old 02-08-2003, 12:10 AM   #11
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NSX = Not enough bang for the buck
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Old 02-12-2003, 12:34 AM   #12
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rumor has it that they are droppin a v8 into it sometime in the next 2 years... puttin out around 500hp to sell them against ferraris and the like... a v8 honda... yeah baby...

I think we are supposed to get the V8 Acura NSX in 2004 here in the States. And the target horsepower is between 400 and 450 from what I've read.

At the NY Auto Show this year, they had a Honda Racing V8 engine, with the turbos removed. This was.. I think around a 3-liter (maybe closer to 3.5 liters.. I forget), capable of revving to 16K to 17K rpms, and with turbo boost, figure 800 horsepower, EASILY. WHY WHY WHY don't we consumers get something as cool as that?!?!?!

A turbo charged motor revving to 16/17k rpm wouldn't last. My car has argo 500 spec forge heat treated rods. There designed to handle 500hp per rod. Pretty much the strongest money can buy. If I revved my car to 17k rpm. My rods would just snap off after a while. It would never be reliable.
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Old 02-14-2003, 01:34 AM   #13
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NSX's are very well built cars but I agree, not enough bang for the buck. It's a shame when you buy a 70K+ car and a car half that price spanks you with little effort in stock form let alone a modded one. Nevertheless, it's still a well engineered car.
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Old 02-14-2003, 11:46 PM   #14
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rumor has it that they are droppin a v8 into it sometime in the next 2 years... puttin out around 500hp to sell them against ferraris and the like... a v8 honda... yeah baby...

I think we are supposed to get the V8 Acura NSX in 2004 here in the States. And the target horsepower is between 400 and 450 from what I've read.

At the NY Auto Show this year, they had a Honda Racing V8 engine, with the turbos removed. This was.. I think around a 3-liter (maybe closer to 3.5 liters.. I forget), capable of revving to 16K to 17K rpms, and with turbo boost, figure 800 horsepower, EASILY. WHY WHY WHY don't we consumers get something as cool as that?!?!?!

A turbo charged motor revving to 16/17k rpm wouldn't last. My car has argo 500 spec forge heat treated rods. There designed to handle 500hp per rod. Pretty much the strongest money can buy. If I revved my car to 17k rpm. My rods would just snap off after a while. It would never be reliable.

umm formula 1 does it all day
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Old 02-20-2003, 03:31 AM   #15
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you live near avon?i live in fall river about 15 mins from avon.
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