• Aug 20, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Honda NSX-R.

Honda's decision to only offer one Type-R model in the U.S. – the DC2 Integra – is still considered a crime among Hondaphiles. And of all the models that could have benefited from a serious performance injection later in life, the NSX was a prime candidate.

Thankfully, Spoon Sports, a long-time motorsport partner with Honda, will rectify the matter by converting left-hand-drive US-spec NSXs into NSX-Rs. The conversion involves a long list of modifications, including stiffer springs and shocks, larger anti-roll bars, forged 17-inch wheels, a shorter final-drive gear ratio, slotted brake rotors, flat underbody trays and a rear diffuser. Part of the NSX-R's appeal was a product of Honda's desire to keep weight in check, so in order to get as close to the JDM version's 2,800-pound curb weight, Spoon will replace the hood, rear spoiler and seats with carbon fiber pieces, fit a smaller battery, manually-adjustable mirrors, thinner rear window glass, lightweight carpets and will rip out all of the sound deadening material and replace the spare tire with a can of expanding goo.

Spoon hasn't released details on how much the conversion will cost or when it will begin taking orders, but if it has Honda's blessing on the project, expect to see the first few models on the road just ahead of the new NSX's launch in 2010.


[Source: JPCNews]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I adore the nsx styling, i think it is one of the best looking supercar ever designed. I just wish the new one would take some cue from the old one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yea it's not gonna be cheap. you have to be a honda nut to pay $100,000 for this car.

      Hey Honda, how about doin' something really useful???

      How about making the ecu code and other electrical info available to usdm tuners??? at least that'll let us FIX our problems stateside.

      How about it Honda????

      We need something more useful than coughing up $100,000. really. I'm serious.

        • 6 Years Ago
        First of all, this article is about Spoon Sports, not Honda. HMC has nothing to do with it. Spoon is using a Honda product, that's all.

        Secondly, as no price has been announced, I think it's wrong to start throwing out six figures like it's fact.

        And yes, I am aware that the Acura NSX sold for nearly $90k. That is irrelevant.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would keep it for ever, its a perfect automotive moment in time, and the best example you could get of a certain thing

      • 6 Years Ago
      Pretty cool. I'd love to see one over here. I guess that this would be good for an NSX owner who has already finished his payments and doesn't see anything else that he wants to spend his cash on. It's like getting a new car, but keeping the same one. I wonder if they will paint all the cars white?
      • 6 Years Ago
      seeing the direction of the coming NSX (i.e. Front-engine layout), this type of news brings a slight smile to my face.

      i'm in a Honda S2000 right now, but came from an N/A Toyota MR2. while i love my S2K, and it's more than enough car for me to handle, i still miss the roar behind my head and the handling intricacies that an MR car brought.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cool, but a little late. I'm sure it will be upwards of 100K. So much more can be bought for what they'll ask for this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      spoon? the band?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Am i reading this right, they are going to start tuning a car that at it's newest is 4 years old?
      I'm no nsx or honda expert, so correct if i'm wrong
        • 6 Years Ago
        This is the most exciting Honda news in the past 2 years. Been getting bummed out with the news of them killing off their sweet ass models and beating the remainder with an ugly stick.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's never too late. Considering the design directions Honda/Acura is heading in these days. The NSX is still sexy even for today.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Honda should just bring out the old NSX again since the new one won't be out for another decade. They will test and test and test the new one until it won't be relevant when it comes out. Typical Honda in everything they do on the automotive side. Why can't they be more like their street bike division and kick ass when they come out. Ever since DSM showed what a turbo 4cyl can do Honda still tries to push a Civic Si onto us? It really sucks to be a diehard Honda fan for all these years when everybody talks about their quality from testing but in the end if the cars they release are out of date does it really matter? Good thing they got rid of the one car that was actually fun to drive recently (RSX-S) because we wouldn't want to have any of those running around, would we?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Here is my honda requests - eventhough this posting isn't from honda directly:

      a crx si with almost the same body as a 91 with modern interiors and a 1.6 pushing 200hp

      civic hatch si like the 93 bodystyle with again a modern interior and same engine

      late 80s prelude style maybe a 1.8 pushing 225hp

      rsx/integra body style (hatch) with a 2L engine 250hp

      we don't need larger cars or bigger engines - just rig the vtec engines with a turbo and us old honda fans will return to buy all stock.

      I'll admit I'm missing the nsx and it still draws emotions whenever i see one
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