First-gen Acura NSX owners may get official US restoration program – Roadshow

Would you like your ’91 NSX to run till the cows come house? Acura might quickly have a program to allow that.


It would not occur typically, however when an automaker has a particular automobile additional again in its lineup, it can often supply up factory-backed applications to assist maintain these rolling monuments to The Good Ol’ Days on the highway. First-gen Acura NSX house owners is perhaps the following to hitch this membership… if the demand is there.

Acura is contemplating an official restoration program for the first-generation Acura NSX, in response to a report from Tire Meets Road. The report claims {that a} member of the NSX crew mentioned the thought with house owners throughout a digital model of the NSXPO annual gathering for NSX house owners. “Now we have analysis going out to 2,000 [NSX owners] in the US asking their degree of curiosity within the total thought of a refresh plan,” John Watts, senior supervisor at Acura advised TMR.

This would not be new floor for Acura, technically. The automaker — guardian firm Honda, really, if we’re splitting hairs right here — already has a program like this in place for first-gen NSX house owners in Japan. TMR’s report consists of screenshots of the packages supplied in that program, with costs transformed to US values.

After paying roughly $1,200 for an in depth inspection, NSX fanatics can choose from quite a lot of packages that cowl smaller issues like detailed cleansing ($2,500) and seal replacements ($1,000). There’s additionally loads of methods to utterly burn by way of money. A full alternative of the suspension prices the equal of $21,000 to $24,000, whereas a complete engine overhaul instructions roughly the identical worth. TMR’s report factors out that if an proprietor had been to pick all doable choices, it could price a bit over $140,000.

What’s intriguing is that Acura won’t adhere to the foundations set forth when the NSX first debuted. In keeping with TMR’s report, Watts mentioned that new issues is perhaps doable, like portray a first-gen NSX in a second-gen colour. Now, which may not be the wildest thought on the planet, however it reveals that Acura is prepared to bend conference a bit and supply up further selection to house owners of older autos.

Acura didn’t instantly return a request for remark, however the report makes it sound like that is nonetheless very a lot in a strategy planning stage, so any official announcement is probably going a methods off nonetheless, if it occurs in any respect.

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Andrew Krok