1991 Acura NSX Long Term Road Test

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1991 Acura NSX: Listen Up!

December 05, 2011

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Several people here have written that the engine on our long-term 1991 Acura NSX sounds great. And it does.

But I was surprised by the deep growl of the 3.0L VTEC V6.  I was expecting more of a higher-pitched whine, common on racy and racecar V6s.

I believe this engine sounds best out of any V6 I've experienced, including one of my all time favs, the Nissan R35 GT-R.

Hit the jump to listen for yourself.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 48,808 miles

(photo by Scott Jacobs)

I had the driver side window down for both of these brief runs.
I ran into the rev limiter briefly. Redline is at 8K.

 

 

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