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Every year I meet up with a bunch of my Acurazine.com friends. Only a few of us actually still own Acuras but they're a great bunch of car guys and we have a bunch of fun. This year we all met up in Medford, OR and had a drive out to Crater Lake. Beautiful area and the drive out there is alot of fun.



Anyway, one of the guys brought his NSX this year and we were itching to run against each other. We caught an open section of road and ran from about 20-110mph. We were pretty much even through 1st and 2nd gear, with him maybe pulling a little. His higher redline allowed him to keep accelerating while I was busy shifting. Once 3rd hit he started pulling noticably more. Had we raced to higher speeds I'm sure he would have put bus lengths on me. All-in-all I think the V held up quite well. Afterall, the X weighs in almost 800lbs less than the V.

BTW, he just had this installed at Comptech:



It's their new Twin-Screw blower. He also had full header-back exhaust and tune. His numbers:

I/SC/H/E with ~5.9 LBS boost
WHP: 336.3 @ 7700
TQ: 236 @ 7000

My 100ft lbs couldn't overcome the extra weight. Time for my own blower!
 

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Ok.. I was going to say... YOU SUCK AT THE ROWING!!

but he's supercharged... with out that supercharger...YOU would have put bus lengths on him...

BTW... your stock exhaust is still at the shop...for now.... but it might not be because the scrap guys come around and pick stuff up... so I'm just letting you know. =)
 

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the non supercharged NSXs are still quick. The 3.2 v6 liter can get the NSX down the
1/4th mile sub 13. Definatly an awsome car..
 

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I counted 77 NSX's coming back from Prescott, Arizona this weekend. I have never seen so many of the same car in my life. My face looked like this :eek: as they were passing by.
 

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How fun! This is the first cross-over between the NSX and CTS-V that I've seen on this board. I have a NSX and am getting a V in 2 weeks. For those of you that have not had the delightful pleasure of driving a NSX, please withhold your judgment of power and torque. It's an amazing car. Stunning handling and very, very quick. Not as fast as the V (stock v. stock), but it's still darned fast. I think having both will be awesome ... I'll be sweating hard in the occasional snow we get here in the Wash. DC area though... I don't take the NSX out in the rain or even when the roads are wet, so I'll be using the V as my DD. Fortunately, I have a short drive to work and the roads are rarely bad around here. Nonetheless, I took my dad for a ride in the NSX (he is the current owner of the V) and then he drove it himself and he was impressed at how fast and smooth it was.

Just wish my wife would let me have the other side of the garage for the V (she won't though... she says that we each get one space in the garage and she has her car and mine is reserved for the NSX... ;)
 

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Not to mention that the NSX probably has half the drag of a V . I think it was a good showing on the face of it.
 

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Barak:

You witnessed a caravan from the NSXpo! The largest annual gathering of NSX's in the country. People from all over go to it. Haven't had the pleasure of attending one yet (I have a newborn baby girl, so road trips are out of the question right now). That's pretty cool that you saw. There were probably some amazing NSXs there. There are a few turbo NSX's putting out 500HP! Those things are stupid fast. An aquaintance locally has one, but I've yet to drive in it with him.
 

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Everyone at the meet was VERY impressed by the V. I let a guy in a supercharged 6-spd CLS drive it and he was amazed at the handling for a 3800 lb car.

I also drove his CLS and after driving it I remember how much I used to love the seats in that car. Soooo comfortable and bolstered just right. The manual shifter in that car was also light years ahead of the V. The V felt like a rent-a-shifter. Wouldn't trade her for anything though...well, almost anything.
 

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On the drive from Portland to Seattle I also got to play with a 350Z coupe. It was about 8pm so traffic was almost nonexistent. We must have done a dozen runs from 50mph to 100+. It was humiliating for him how easily I could pull. I even stopped downshifting to 3rd (@50mph) and would still pull. I truly love this car and can't wait to get some serious power mods!
 

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I love the seats in CL Type S. Unfortunately I seem unable to sell the car. Its my current DD and is for sale in favor of the V...
 

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How fun! This is the first cross-over between the NSX and CTS-V that I've seen on this board.
I used to run the sales department at McDavid Acura in Plano and have driven the 270 HP NSXs. Pretty amazing that car came out in 1991 !!?? Talk about ahead if its time...

Shortly after getting the V, I ran an NSX on the Dallas N. Tollway. It was a Bright Blue 03 and had interior mods (I could see a custom dash w/ computer monitor) - I'm not sure about under the hood, but I wouldn't doubt it. We ran from 50-140 and I was pulling on him at 120-140. Without traffic I would have pulled from behind and made about 1/2 car length. The 90+ deg temps didn't help the V, but the X is quick.
 

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I love the seats in CL Type S. Unfortunately I seem unable to sell the car. Its my current DD and is for sale in favor of the V...
I had a 2001 CLS (auto, of course) w/ the comptech S/C, high boost pulley, headers, icebox, tranny cooler, cat-back exhaust, sways, strut bar, H&R springs, Koni yellows, 19x8 Se7en Mods, Greddy Emanage, UR crank pulley...um, I think that was it. Dyno'd 283hp/243tq on a hot day. Ran [email protected] in the 1/4. Very traction limited time (damn FWD). Loooooooooooved that car but decided I needed RWD or AWD if I wanted to go to the track. The car did handle surprisingly well though. Beat a ton of cars in NOV auto-x events that were supposed to handle better according to mags.

Anyway, I sold it locally for $16k as is with 85k miles. The kid got a hell of a deal on a nicely done and nicely modified car.
 

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wow... didn't think people actually felt that way. kinda over the top, but hey you Texans are often over the top.
 

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Interesting thread! AKM2K5, I had no idea that a stock NSX could pull 12's! That's quite a feat considering the low displacement.

Is there a 'good' year for the NSX? Now that the CTS-V fills the 'four door' solid transport slot, I still need to dream about getting a first-date kinda car, if you konw what I mean... the NSX looks pretty sexy and might fit the bill. Swoopy but not over the top.

Thanks!

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