1991 Acura NSX: Exposed or Hidden?

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1991 Acura NSX: Exposed or Hidden?

June 18, 2012

2002 NSX.jpg

Maybe I'm just hopelessly old school and maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I dig flip-up headlights. Unlike some of today's cars wherein the headlight clusters come halfway over the front fenders, many past sports cars (Corvette, Trans Am, Miata, RX-7, Supra, MR2, Ferrari 308/328/348/355) kept 'em hidden which gave the front end a sleeker look. That said, I'll admit the C6 Corvette, Viper and modern-day Lambos still look good with their exposed headlights.

But back to the NSX. For 2002, as seen in the photo, Acura opened the NSX's eyes. And though they don't look bad, to me they visually shorten the already short nose, making it look too stubby and out of proportion to the long tail. Were I to get an NSX, I'd set my sights on a '97 to '01 model.

What do y'all think? 

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 55,674 miles. 

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