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An Insight to the Acura NSX

Acura NSX model was launched for the first time in the year 1990. The height of the car was 1170 mm, just 141.3 mm taller than the famous GT40 model of Ford Company. In the year 1991, this car got the award of Car Of The Year by Wheels Magazine.

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In 1992, Honda decided to create a new much advanced sports car that can stand in best on road performance and thus the brand new NSX-R was created. The looks of this car was race oriented. The second generation of this car was designed and manufactured in Japan in the year 2002. In this model, the new 3.2L DOHC V6 engine was used that attracted the customers world wide. The revised engine produced a power up to 320 bhp.

After this, another car model named NSX-R GT was produced. Once, Gordon Murray, the designer of MC Laren F1 committed that the technology used in NSX helped a lot to design McLaren. NSX was used as a safety car in two of the circuits – the Twin Ring Motegi and Suzuka.

At present, the NSX model has been changed a lot to be used in the Super GT. These changes include the engine and chassis by Mugen and Dome respectively. The super GT/GT500 model of NSX was launched at the beginning of 2003 that could produce a power transmission up to 500 bhp.

Wait and watch the all Acura showdown in a few months time, as Acura and Honda prepare to roll out the new revived NSX into the market pretty soon! Read the rest of this entry »

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The Acura Integra – A Tremendously Popular Sports Coupe

The Acura Integra is a sizzling car model from the Japanese automaker, which is sold Worldwide as Honda Integra except in North America. The model was manufactured in 1985 and produced up to the year 2007, by making necessary modifications in the model. The headquarters of the company model is located in the Sayama in Japan. The most advantageous feature of the model is its compact size and low cost. The company had offered this car keeping eye on the other brand of the car in the competition market of 1980-90s. This model had replaced the early model Honda Quint of the company.

The period from 1986 to 1989 is considered as the first generation of the Integra models. Company had offered the model with the 3-door and 5-door hatchback with 1.6 L engine capacity. The transmissions were 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. The length of the vehicle was about 168.7 inches for 3-door and 171.5 inches for 5-door. The width of the model was about 65.6 inches and height was about 50.8 inches. The fuel capacity was 50 L. initially, the Acura Integra was considered as the mid-size car in Japan. Presence of a 4-cylinder and 16-valve engine was another feature.

The above features attracted the buyers and it had been estimated that about 228,000 models were bought during the four year times of the first generation model of Acura Integra. There were two types engine with the codes D16A1. The models were named as the Blacktop and Brown top depending upon their valve colors. However, the only disadvantage may be the less torque and less power of the vehicles.

The span from 1990-93 was considered as the second generation of the Acura Integra. The length of the model was about 172.8 inches for the hatchback and 176.6 inches for the Sedan models. The width was about 67.4 inches for the 1990 models and about 67.5 inches for the models of 1991 to 1993. The Integra was about 5 to 52.2 inches height for the second generation vehicles. The fuel capacity was same as the 80s model with 50L capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

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