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"a Ferrari, but engineered by people who went to college."
Yes, the engineers behind the Ferrari 360 Modena were ignoramuses who knew nothing of aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, etc, while they spent more than 5000 hours in the wind tunnel. Likewise, it is much better to spend $80,000 on a 252hp torque-less sports car from Tochigi than it is to blow $45,000 on an unrefined 350hp GM from Detroit. Obviously, America both sucks and blows, as it always does and always will, while the superior VTEC shall continue to rule. Honda -- oh excuse me, "Acura" -- deserves the kudos for pricing current NSXes which often lose ten thousand dollars in value each year. Stupido Amerikans make bado caas ha-ha-ha!
From now on I'm going to start tYpIn' LiKe THis ToO 'cUz iT's Coool and BADAZZ tO B a RiCeBOY. Heh.
2000 Jaguar S-Type
1999 Pontiac Trans-Am
1978 Ferrari 308GTB
In a previous post: "i'm a 15 year old kid who thinks acura nsx is just a waist of money." "i have a supra 97 limited edition right now" You're funny, kiddo. But yes, a new NSX is not necessarily worth the money. For the cost of a new Corvette, however, you can have an older NSX. I think that's a good deal -- you won't outrun many people with it, but it sure looks decent.
Hmm I think my next car will be a 93-95 NSX... I'm going to buy one just for its looks, heh heh.
Corvettes suck? While retaining day-to-day livability, the new 385hp Z06 all-stock Corvette has an amazing power-weight ratio which out-accelerates the Ferrari 360 Modena. A heavily modified C4 Corvette called the Sledgehammer was able to achieve 255mph, faster than the McLaren F1. It is a very fine automobile.
"who in their right mind would by and 80 grand car that comes with a six cylinder?" Porsche 911 Turbo customers. They are buying a $111,000, 415hp turbo V6. Anyone who thinks sportscars is only about horsepower and engine sizes either doesn't own one or has never appreciated the joy of a great handling automobile.
Yes, I forgot, Porsche's engine is not a V6, but nonetheless it is a 6 cylinder and still superb. And I don't think anyone is knocking the Z06, since it obviously performs well -- if you look back on last December's posts I was among the first to point this out, as well as the C4-based Sledgehammer in 1988. But just because Corvette is good does not mean the NSX is bad. They are both great. It is the jingoism that goes on that is silly. The NSX design is 10 years old, so it naturally appears aged. But it has always been an all-around great car. Outhandling does not necessarily just mean out-skipadding. Handling is an intricate thing that can mostly be described subjectively. And everyone who has ever driven an NSX has suggested that driving it is a pure pleasure, while many who have driven, say, a Viper will say that it is madly fast on corners but its handling is very mushy. The NSX may not win drag races everywhere or even deliver the best track times, but it is apparently just fun to...
Newer NSX's aren't much different from older ones in terms of technology. Older ones can be had for less than 40k, those are good deals.
The demand for the NSX is so low, Honda barely sells a few hundred of them in the States a year nowadays. Everyone thinks it's overpriced and outdated, and Honda knows that. That's why a new NSX is in the works. (And to whoever said that the NSX should "target the McLaren F1" -- what are you smoking?)