Arizona | Lot 109
1995 Acura NSX
$70,000 USD | Sold
| Phoenix, Arizona
17 January 2019
- Finished in Formula Red over tan leather
- First year of the targa configuration
- Well-maintained example; less than 19,000 miles from new
The Acura NSX is widely accepted as one of the most exceptional Japanese sports cars ever produced. First shown at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, the car featured a striking design, with impressive performance and handling. The NSX was a departure from the luxury family vehicles most associated with Acura. This marked a new direction for the company, one of performance and style.
Utilizing a horizontally mid-mounted 3.0 liter V-6 DOHC engine, the car makes use of Honda’s revolutionary and patented VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) technology. This marvel of an engine produces 270 hp at 6,600 rpm and 210 foot-pounds of torque. The engine is paired to a five-speed manual transmission.
In 1995, the car was to be upgraded in order to maintain its presence among other sports cars. The option for open top driving was to be permanent as all future NSXes beginning in 1995 would be constructed in a targa configuration. Furthermore, the car was improved by featuring a “torque reactive” limited-slip differential. In conjunction with an also new throttle-by-wire system, the car was able to increase its corner exit speeds by 10%. Other upgrades included an improved exhaust and muffler system, which decreased emissions and increased efficiency. All of these upgrades aided in developing the NSX into a formidable sports car for all environments.
Finished in Formula Red over a tan leather interior, this NSX is offered in excellent condition. The car’s overall appearance with regards to its exterior, interior, and engine bay is indicative of a very well-cared for example. Featuring the five-speed manual transmission, the car is accompanied by its factory window sticker and owner’s manuals. It has been diligently maintained and serviced by the original Acura dealer it was purchased from.
With the re-release of the NSX in 2016, these first-generation examples have become highly sought after. This car, having been well-maintained throughout its life, and covering less than 19,000 miles from new, makes this an exceptional example of the marque.