by Kushbudz on Oct 27, 2005 Vehicle: 1998 Acura NSX T 2dr Coupe
In this day and age where you see Bimmers and Porsches everywhere it's amazing how many heads a 15 year old design turns. True marks of a classic. Besides the looks the car is an absolute thrill to drive. The brakes are amazing, the road feel is unmatched and the engine hits right where you need it.
by billibob on Sep 1, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Acura NSX T 2dr Coupe
once in a lifetime you're able to
drive an exotic at merely a luxury
price give the nsx a try. great
on curve or staight . Acceleration is
truly exhilarant . Balance is
amazing -I felt glued to the road on
curves. While the cockpit is
comfortible my bald spot atop my 6ft
frame kisses the targa roof. This car
seems to hold a good resale value. I
picked up a 98 in flawless condition
for 50k. Not a bargain but given the
slight design and performance changes
over the last 12 years I feel like i'm
driving a new car selling in the
by Number 6 on Apr 6, 2002 Vehicle: 1998 Acura NSX T 2dr Coupe
This is my second NSX-T...
The NSX is simply the greatest value
EVER in an exotic sportscar. Why it
has languished all these years with
steadily declining sales and
production numbers is a mystery. Of
course, stories of things or people
who were not appreciated in their own
time are legion. Where else can you
get the excitement and style of a
Ferrari or Lamborghini, performance to
match those two great names, but yet
pay no more than a Honda Accord to
maintain it and insure it?
The NSX is truly a niche car, Honda's
proof to the world that they can build
a real supercar... and still bring it
in at half the cost of the competition.
Ever since its 1991 introduction, the Acura NSX has been heralded by much of the motoring press as the best sports car ever produced. We're inclined to agree. With its 24-valve V6 engine, all-aluminum body, mid-engine layout and traditionally Honda-correct ergonomics, the NSX is a helluva car. We'd describe it as "awesome." In fact, the NSX-T is Edmund's pick for Ultimate Sports Car (Ultimate as in "money-no-object").
To answer critics who claimed that the NSX lacks the gusto of a true supercar, Acura increased the NSX's displacement to 3.2-liters and added a six-speed manual transmission. (Models equipped with an automatic transmission make do with the previous 3.0-liter engine.) The new engine cranks out 290-horsepower and moves the car to 60 mph in about five seconds. Still, we'd love to see what a V8 would do behind those seats. But while other cars may be faster, no sports car handles as well as the NSX.
But with the Acura's prohibitive price, the competition looks very attractive. Retailing for $84,000, the NSX is not a bargain and is dangerously close in price to the Dodge Viper and the Porsche 911 Carrera. Additionally, a redesigned Corvette, and new roadsters from BMW, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, are available for roughly half of the price of the NSX.
While the future of the NSX is uncertain, we think that it is a car worth considering. Its revitalized powerplant makes it more appealing for those desiring a supercar, while its livable interior and excellent ergonomics make it practical enough to live with on a day-to-day basis.