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  1. Da Hapa

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    Again... irrelevant. I have nothing but respect for the C5 Z06, the Viper and the Elise. And I'm sure that the C6 ZO6 is going to be an absolute monster. But other than the Z06... you're really comparing apples to oranges.

    Why? Have you ever actually driven a Viper or an Elise? Again, amazing performance cars that magazine stats say will run with or flat out smoke an NSX. But... how hard are they to drive? Would most people even consider taking one on a road trip? Can you even put luggage in them? And how comfortable are they on even short trips.

    My experience in Vipers (granted the old body style and not the new one) and the amazing little Lotus is that they are amazing but they will beat the living **** out of you on the street. And good luck taking one for a trip on less than perfect roads and for a trip longer than an hour. I drove an S2000 every day for quite some time but I couldn't see myself driving an Elise every day.

    The NSX accelerates very well, handles well, has good brakes and can be driven hour after hour in comfort. And you can actually put some luggage in the trunk.
     
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  3. netviper

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    I don't know, he is probably lighter and has 438 HP. I would race it, but I would not be sure of a victory. If I had a 6-speed it would be a different story. No smack from me on that one.
     
  4. 1SICKLEX

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    By the time the NSX gets a V-10, the 911 may become a V-8.
     
  5. JaguarXJ6

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    I love threads like this so I can figure out who's ignorant despite claiming to be an enthusiast and deserves a place on the block list.

    Sunny
     
  6. LSU348

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    Punt...let's see the pics!

     
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  8. michaelCTSC

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    I never claimed to be intellegent...
     
  9. LAfun2

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    So true Sunny, so true brothaman!

    I don't even want to know who made the argument, "the NSX has no soul." ROFL..there is always one.
     
  10. Kds

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    Sherpa23 called him out and he has vanished.....he must be out in the garage with the didital camera.....heh.
     
  11. sherpa23

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    Dude!!!! Where have you been!!!!!!
     
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  13. amgnsx

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    v10.. ahhhhhhhhhhh
    Cant wait!!!!
     
  14. BlueBiturbo

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    Ehmm..., although I'm not a fan of either Honda or Senna but surely you've heard of them pairing in the F1 right? :D
     
  15. MCM

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    "the NSX has no soul."
    Only a few folks here could drive a well prepared NSX 6 near its potential.
    Let alone a 10. Isn't bench racing fun!
    (Safe too!) LOL LOL
    Now, back to the spec's in the magazines!
    That's what counts, right? LOL LOL
     
  16. BlueBiturbo

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    Can anyone imagine what people will say if in 1991 the NSX has a different badge on the hood, let's say a *Raging Bull* instead of the "H".
    I bet no one will say the car is soulless.
     
  17. scycle2020

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    the bottom line with the nsx is that is was and is a great sports car with a great design....the car is blast to drive and is a true drivers car...it is also true that sales have trickled down to almost nothing, mainly due to newer sports cars and new technology over the past 15years...honda only did relatively minor upgrades to the nsx.....so i while i wouldnt consider buying a new one for 89k, or 75-80k with a discount, a nice used nsx for under 50k would be a great sports car for the money.....its fine if someone prefers a new vette or boxster s or a used 911 or m3 instead, these are also great sports cars..with todays current crop great sports cars, its all just a matter of personal driving style and taste.....
     
  18. Auraraptor

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    WHAT? Honda was in F1? That wasn't Honda, that was Hyandai. People get them confused a lot.

    Who cares about Senna! He was an idiot for not driving a Porsche!
     
  19. BlueBiturbo

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    My bad, it was either Hyundai or Holden. And they are better than Hondas anyway.
     
  20. Mark(study)

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    #117 Mark(study), Aug 9, 2005
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    F1 was at its best when you had TWO GREAT DRIVERS (Prost and Senna) fighting from lap #1 all the way to the finish line.

    The NSX's fine-tuning was born from these fights and Senna's test driving.
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  21. Auraraptor

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    Mark, your pictures are fakes. Everyone knows they were Porsche's.
     
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  23. Auraraptor

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    I think he left the building when he was called out. Guess we have to stop playing. :(
     
  24. isellpower

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    Perhaps more cubes? Viper make 500/500 by accident with it's old fashioned V10. How sweet would a Honda V10 with DOHC and 500cu be?
     
  25. isellpower

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    So did the Gallardo copy the Ford V10 that it has been putting into it's trucks for how long? Go back to trolling Lpower.
     
  26. tfazio

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    From Autoweek.com. The NSX may get AWD.

    NSX successor may get all-wheel drive in addition to V10, Honda says
    YUZO YAMAGUCHI | Automotive News
    Posted Date: 8/16/05
    TOKYO - Honda Motor Co. is looking at installing its high- performance all- wheel- drive system in the successor to the Acura NSX.

    The new car, which will be powered by a V10 engine, is scheduled to arrive about 2008.

    "Of course, we're thinking" about combining all-wheel drive with the V10, says Takeo ***ui, Honda's president. "The SH-AWD is Honda's core technology, and using this well is the next step."

    The company says SH-AWD - short for Super Handling All-Wheel Drive - is the first awd system to distribute optimum torque between the front and rear wheels and between the left and right rear wheels.

    It was first installed on the Acura RL last fall. After its debut, ***ui said Honda would be looking to use it on other high-performance Acuras.

    During aggressive driving, as much as 70 percent of the torque is delivered to the rear wheels, the company says.

    During a high-speed turn, the differential also sends as much as 100 percent of the rear-wheel torque to either wheel. This improves traction and helps avoid spinouts.

    In the United States, Acura sold 10,173 RLs this year through July, up from 3,149 in the same period of last year.

    The company has said that the NSX successor won't be front drive, meaning it will be either rear drive or awd. Production of the NSX will stop at year end. The NSX and the S2000 are Honda's only rwd cars.
     
  27. infraredline

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    First since Mitsubishi did it in 1998 with Active Yaw Control on the Evo V?
    Good idea, none the less.

    What reporter asked this question? DUH!
     
  28. JaguarXJ6

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    What about the Skyline? That was probably before Mitsu, even...
     

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