The NSX doesnt really belong in this thread as it was a Game Changer. Forced Ferrari to make significant adjustments to the next gen car (F355) in build quality, reliability, and performance. Was also the basis which Gordan Murray (The guy who created the Mclaren F1) used when creating the Mclaren F1. He owned an NSX, driven every sports car/exotic on the market at the time and specifically said he wanted his Mclaren to feel as close as possible to the NSX in regards to driving dynamics.
Lastly, Senna's (yes, the Legend) imput was used during the vehicles development.
To claim the NSX was not a great car is ignorance at best.
1998 VW Golf Mk.III 5dr/1960 Porsche 356B T5/1980 Honda CM400E
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It was a game changer. It made the point...exotic looks, driving dynamics, AND build quality can come in one package. For its time, it was an amazing car. There is a guy near me who drives one....looks like it just came off the dealership floor...and in talking to him...he said it still requires almost no maintenance beyond fluids and belts. I'm not a Honda guy, but kudos to them for this car. It made so many other great, exotic cars that much better! That, alone, is enough to cement its legacy. Drive one...even today...and they still feel tight and balanced. Not the fastest in a straight line, but it was never meant to be that kind of car. Take it on a twisty road...and with that chassis and 300BHP, you can have a LOT of fun!
@ people thinking the NSX wasn't great.
Made Ferrari rethink their strategy.
The McLaren F1 took inspiration from the NSX.
Honda basically showed the world that world-beating performance doesn't need to cost as much has a world and that supercars COULD be reliable. I wanna see a Supra or STi or Evo or GT-R (from the same time) do that