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First Look: Clarion Builds Acura NSX

Jeff Glucker July 12, 2016 Cars You Should Know, Featured 1 Comment

This is the second vehicle upon which Clarion has worked its magic. The first one was that rather lovely 1974 BMW 2002, which I drove last year. This time around Clarion is going a touch more modern by snagging the keys to a 1991 Acura NSX.

We’re dealing with a vehicle that got the standard daily driver treatment. It had 229,000 miles on its tired 3.0-liter engine. The paint was nicked and fading, and the seats were worn out. Now? It’s got an updated 3.2-liter engine that’s breathing heavily thanks to a supercharger sitting on top.

The engine work was done by Autowave, which is actually just up the street from me in Huntington Beach. They’ve been cranking on Honda and Acura products for decades, and it seems they really enjoyed putting wrenches to this NSX. The AutoWave shop has its own dyno facility, and it shows that they’ve taken the car from its former stock rating of 220 horsepower all the way up to 344 horsepower at the wheels.

This video is just a first look at the Clarion Builds NSX. We’ll be getting a much closer view of the car from the drivers seat in the very near future. Stay tuned for that.

  • Ross Ballot

    My god, this thing seems perfect.