1991 Acura NSX: Link to a Legend
August 29, 2012
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