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Covering Sports cars & Supercars

The Design of Speed

1990-2005 Acura NSX

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Yes, even Acura got into the basket handle wing act, most notably with their flagship supercar, the NSX. Interestingly, Honda initially worked with Pininfarina on an experimental car in the mid-1980s, dubbed the HP-X for "Honda Pininfarina Experimental." From there, Honda chief designer Masahito Nakano and executive chief engineer Shigeru Uehara (along with input from then-current Honda F1 driver Ayrton Senna) went on to develop what may be the most popular Japanese supercar in history.

📸: Photo courtesy Auto Gespot photography

Of all the basket handle wings on other cars to date, the one on the NSX is notable for being the only one to incorporate the taillights into the design.

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The amazing NSX was the first production car ever to feature a full aluminum monocoque body assembly.

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