June 14, 2012
After fueling up the NSX recently, I did the quick math and realized I'd averaged 20.05 mpg. Not bad for a weekend of enjoying this exotic sports car. This included a mix of L.A. traffic and open freeway conditions. Oh, and also some spirited driving on mountain roads that saw the tach's needle sweep over into the happy zone.
Out of curiosity I looked up the EPA numbers which came up as 16 city, 22 highway and 18 combined. We're averaging just about 21 mpg. Three mpg over the EPA combined number? For our team of leadfoots in L.A.? Impressive.
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 55,520 miles
October 18, 2011
Our jokey pre-trip post on Friday was entitled "Fear, Loathing and Racing in Las Vegas," but sadly we got more fear than racing. The above photo was taken at the beginning of our day at Vegas Speedway, and our Straightline post this morning should describe the rest of our experience.
But this blog is about the NSX. Exotic sports cars, especially older ones, are not renowned for their road tripping ability. They are traditionally uncomfortable, have no trunk, get poor gas mileage, make a ton of noise, have a rough ride, have confusing controls and things often don't work. The Acura NSX was created to counter all that, but does it still fulfill that promise 20 years later?