- Oct 3, 2005
- '04 Range Rover
This is the car Honda should have built for homologation instead of the NSX-R GT, basically their version of the Porsche GT1 and Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR.http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/13/2009-tokyo-auto-salon-mugen-nsx-rr/
With the NSX successor officially cancelled, Honda tapped long-time motorsports partner Mugen to create a one-off coupe to commemorate the everyday supercar that ended production in 2005. The Mugen NSX RR is stretched to 177.95 inches (almost four inches more than the '94-05 model), and widened by 5.5 inches and features a combination of carbon fiber and aluminum body panels. A set of upgrade brakes and GT-style body kit, join a new rear wing, hood-scoop and diffusers, while the stock 3.0-liter V6 remains and is mated to a revised six-speed manual gearbox. Mugen hasn't released any power figures, but informed speculation pegs output between 350 and 380 hp.
While it's highly-doubtful that Honda or Mugen will sell the NSX RR in the States, there's a good chance that the tuning firm will acquire some low-mileage NSX-Rs in Japan to produce a limited run of the RR, similar to the NISMO R34 GT-R Z-Tune Nissan produced at the end of the Skyline's production run.
The Spoon NSX-R that will be sold in the states are supposedly from white bodies that Honda had left over after production stopped, so these could be brand new cars, I just hope it has way more than 380hp or it won't be worth the effort, if they build it all. The big thing about this car is that the engine is longitudinally mounted as they are in Super GT instead of transverse as the road cars are. The Super GT NSXs have over 500 hp and I believe they are still NA.