1991 Acura NSX Long Term Road Test

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1991 Acura NSX: Better Left Unseen

July 05, 2012

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When you put the engine in the middle of a car, it's almost de rigueur to leave the thing visible under a slab of glass or artfully vented lexan. But our NSX hides its engine under a black felt shield. What gives? What if you took off that cover and exposed the engine for everyone to see?

Enter Photoshop, and five minutes of my free time.

Ok, so it's not the prettiest engine bay of all time.

I can live with the visible ABS unit, the black plastic airbox - even the alternator. But that coolant reservoir? That's a big piece of Tupperware. In the grand scheme of things, I suppose it was more practical to leave it in the engine bay and just cover everything up. I mean, the NSX is exotic, but it's not THAT exotic.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 57,812 miles

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