You Can Buy This Supercharged 1991 Acura NSX This Fall


So what if it has 230,000 miles?

Although it may have 230,000 miles on its clock, this fully restored 1991 Acura NSX has a secret sauce worth tasting: it’s supercharged. And it can be yours. Properly restored and modified by Clarion Builds over the course of a year-long project that’s been fully documented, the NSX will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas event this October 19 through 21. Not only will the winning bidder receive the car, but also the satisfaction that 100 percent of the sale’s proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.

Ever since the reborn Acura NSX arrived, there’s been sort of a demand resurgence for the original and forever wonderful first-generation model. Launched in 1991, the NSX literally changed the definition of what a supercar can and should be overnight.

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Not only was it ridiculously advanced for its time and had handling input from the late Ayrton Senna, it was also quality, as in the inner door panels didn’t look or feel as if they were made from leftover cardboard. At the time, Ferrari and Lamborghini didn’t really give much of a crap about interior quality. The NSX’s midship layout allowed for ideal handling, and its 3.0-liter V6 was and still is an absolute gem. In the case of this particular NSX, that V6 has been fitted with a supercharger, rebuilt chassis, custom exhaust, staggered 18- and 19-inch wheels, refitted interior and, of course, a Clarion stereo. Oh, and it shoots flames.

Think of it as sort of a restomod. The original 3.0-liter V6 was also replaced with a latter model 3.2-liter V6 and six-speed manual. We’re talking a total of 406 hp. "Charity cars have been a longstanding tradition at our auctions, and we are thrilled to once again partner with Clarion on this initiative," stated Craig Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson.