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1991 Acura NSX: Thin A-Pillars Make for Great Visibility

January 24, 2012


One of the things that strikes me when I get behind the wheel of our NSX is how thin the A-pillars are compared to most modern cars. I'm not sure why this is the case, but I suspect it has something to do with airbags, roof crush standards and other such issues that weren't quite so prominent back in the late '80s.

Then again, maybe it's just a consequence of designers forgetting what makes an interior feel spacious. Or what improves visibility more than some fancy heads-up projector.

Either way, driving this NSX makes me realize how nice it is to see everything around you, even if it's the underside of most trucks and SUVs.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Inside Line


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