- Dec 7, 2006
VIDEO: Ayrton Senna laps Suzuka in an NSX
With superfast Imprezas and Skylines galore, Japan has produced some impressive performance cars, but only one bonafide supercar: the NSX. Honda developed the groundbreaking all-aluminum exotic with input from the legendary (and tragically short-lived) three-time F1 champ Ayrton Senna, who drove several Honda-powered grand prix cars throughout his career.
In this phenomenal video, Senna drives the NSX-R around Japan's Suzuka grand prix track (which is owned, of course, by Honda). The real treat is that inside the cockpit were mounted three cameras: one showing the steering wheel, shifter and road ahead, another on the pedals and a third on the gauges.
Regrettably, like the champ's life and career, the video is too short at less than three minutes, so savor the moment.