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1991 Acura NSX: NoSX Design?

December 28, 2011


I remember driving the Acura NSX when it was new. Everyone liked driving it, but it never got any respect for style. It was the Acura NoSeX.

We said it looked like the designers got to the B-pillar and suddenly found out that the rest of the car had to be done by Friday. Pininfarina might have done the early concept sketches for the NSX, but the finished car looked asleep compared to a Ferrari 348.

Of course, now the NSX has miraculously become much better looking. What is it about the way that Honda does its designs – so bland at first glance — that enables them to live on with a freshness that cars from other brands can never manage?

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com

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