In case you needed it.
On the inaugural episode of the Tuned Tuner Car shootout, The Smoking Tire's Matt Farah tests the streetability of the cars while Grand Am Rolex GT champ Leh Keen puts them through their paces on track to make it as comprehensive a shootout as possible. The five tuned cars range in value from $30,000 up to $300,000 and they're ranked on style, value, driveability and lap times. In this video, the focus is on the grandaddy of the lot, the 230,000 mile 1991 Acura NSX built by Clarion Builds.
There were only two rules for the cars chosen. Firstly they had to be fully street legal, insured and registered for road use, and secondly they had to be fitted with a set of DOT-approved road legal tires.
The NSX stood a good chance thanks to the supercharger conversion giving it over 400 horsepower, and with only a few suspension add-ons like CT sway bars and an Okuyama Carbing rear shock tower brace, the fact that it was placed third in the track shootout shows exactly how well-engineered the NSX was to start with. Matt's road test was good as usual, and we just love how these guys don't edit out any problems that may have popped up during the drive. Good going, especially from an audio company.