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Thread: 1991 NSX V's 2019 Civic type R. A really unsurprising result.

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    Default 1991 NSX V's 2019 Civic type R. A really unsurprising result.

    An interesting but pointless comparison:

    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...991-acura-nsx/
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    "The NSX's greatest victory was to WIN the 1995 Le Mans 24hr GT2 Class"
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    I took away this sentence, which I particularly enjoyed: "Flicking the switch to raise its pop-up headlights is an automotive moment every enthusiast should experience."
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    I've got a 1991 NA1 and had a bit of a race against the new Civic R Type last year around Snetterton Race Track, it left me for dead! Out accelerated, out braked and out cornered me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulc View Post
    I've got a 1991 NA1 and had a bit of a race against the new Civic R Type last year around Snetterton Race Track, it left me for dead! Out accelerated, out braked and out cornered me!
    Don't race against them. They ARE fast. Cars of different decades.

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    that's why these comparisons are pointless!!! it should be quicker, there's been pretty much 3 decades of progress and development!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by britlude View Post
    that's why these comparisons are pointless!!! it should be quicker, there's been pretty much 3 decades of progress and development!!!!
    If only there was someone out there who could drive the NA1 the way this great legend could and then the new Civic type R might not be as quick as you think.😎

    This first video was actually taken in the pre 1988 prototype before his suggestions were put into place so please ignore the year in the tittle:
    https://youtu.be/vb3-Ibbf5HE

    And then when his suggestions were taken to their fullest extent in 92, even driving in those famous red loafers 👞, I'm sure this NSX R would still show a clean pair of heals to today's Civic R (at least that's what I'll always believe) 👏👏

    https://youtu.be/Lo5wDmJGYGo
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    "The NSX's greatest victory was to WIN the 1995 Le Mans 24hr GT2 Class"
    ..............and guess what, it was a RED one but of course.  

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    Same driver in both cars, the Civic wins against a stock NSX (incl. NSX-R). The NSX needs a lot of mods to be on par with it. Nothing wrong with that. But lap times are only one aspect. What should a owner of a old Porsche think about the newest models? Of course, they perform better but those 993/997 are still fun to drive. Same with the NSX.

    The problem is that not many owners who ever had or still have a Gen1 went for a Gen2. I only recall '2000' here on this board but noone in continental Europe. And Honda is struggling to sell the Civic Type R too. (Young) people have different priorities nowadays, it seems. Honda tried to attract people for the race track with very little success. Typical 'junior problem'. Sad to see.
    Last edited by goldnsx; 09-09-2019 at 05:48 PM.

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    I drove a CTR a couple of years ago - it didn't feel anything like as quick as my NSX, and it didn't feel at all special...
    December '99 GH-NA2 110 series - 6AS62 Type S in Monte Carlo Blue Pearl

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    Not all is about being the fastest... there will be always a faster car out there...


    In my opinion the NSX is about feeling, the mods i do to my NSX will get the car a bit faster, but my main goal is to enhance feeling, and that is what I search when driving my NSX, the car is special and makes you feel special... It is not the fastest? yes of course not, but it is fast enough, and if you don't know what you are doing it will bite you back, driving it fast is a differente chalenge and feeling from driving the Civic Type R.


    Today's F1 cars are faster than the 1988 McLaren MP4/4, but the sensation of driving a monster like that made a professional and world champion driver react like this:





    JMO here...
    Last edited by bbvnsx; 10-09-2019 at 09:59 AM.

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    Actually, I found this an interesting article. In fairness to C&D, their aim is to compare 30 years of Honda car development from the original NSX to the current Type R. They are not pretending that the cars are comparable - how can they be 30 years apart? I have not driven the new Type R but I know which car I prefer - and it's not the one with the greater performance today! C&D imply the same. As an aside, I was driving my NSX along a Scottish B road in the summer and a new Type R came racing up behind me. He flashed his lights and then sat back 50m or more as if to say "Respect. I can easily overtake you but that is the car I wish I had." He turned off 20km or so later with another flash of the lights and a wave.
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