1991 Acura NSX: Link to a Legend

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1991 Acura NSX: Link to a Legend

August 29, 2012

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A few fun facts from Brian Long's excellent "NSX: Honda's Supercar."

Besides sharing the same 90-degree vee and bore centers with the 2.7-liter Legend engines, the early NSX blocks were also produced on the same line. Most of the 15 prototype engines used a single overhead cam design that topped out at 255 horsepower and 7,300 rpm. But Long notes that some were twin-turbo V6s -- turbocharging quickly ruled out in favor of more linear power delivery -- and at least one was a 5.0-liter V8.

A 5.0-liter V8 in that 3,000-lb chassis? Mama.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor


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