• Jan 13th 2009 at 1:01PM
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Click above for a high-res gallery of the Mugen NSX RR

With the NSX successor officially cancelled, Honda tapped long-time motorsports partner Mugen to create a one-off coupe to commemorate the everyday supercar that ended production in 2005. The Mugen NSX RR is stretched to 177.95 inches (almost four inches more than the '94-05 model), and widened by 5.5 inches and features a combination of carbon fiber and aluminum body panels. A set of upgrade brakes and GT-style body kit, join a new rear wing, hood-scoop and diffusers, while the stock 3.0-liter V6 remains and is mated to a revised six-speed manual gearbox. Mugen hasn't released any power figures, but informed speculation pegs output between 350 and 380 hp.

While it's highly-doubtful that Honda or Mugen will sell the NSX RR in the States, there's a good chance that the tuning firm will acquire some low-mileage NSX-Rs in Japan to produce a limited run of the RR, similar to the NISMO R34 GT-R Z-Tune Nissan produced at the end of the Skyline's production run.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I wish these tuners would stop molesting beautiful, out of production cars. Think about our children.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is awesome.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Holy Moly. Is this built to ford rivers or something? lmao

      it's crazy enough without the snorkel.....
      • 6 Years Ago
      LOL @ using "irregardless" to make a point. It may be a word, but using a double-negative certainly doesn't score many points with people. :-X
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is that a periscope or are you happy to see me?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Emmmm - mmm ricey good!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This can't be real.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are they STILL wasting time with this POS?! It's a 20 year old design. Move the hell on!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I am no acura fan, based on what they are currently doing...

        But the NSX is a good sports car. It is entirely made out of aluminum, and has the best suspension in the business. You can take the late Ayrton Senna's and also Gordon Murray's word for it.

        It is mid engined like a no-holds-barred sports car should be.

        The NSX is a bit long in the tail, but at least it has enough space for a weekend's worth of luggage, unlike Elise/Exige, or Toyota's last gasp MR-2 Spyder.

        And Lexus has never produced a car with as much of a performance interest as the NSX, even if NSX was a bit of a singular car for Honda/Acura, that they haven't been able to reprise since.

        The IS-F is a let-down by being ugly STOCK, and not having a manual transmission option. And it is a sport sedan, not a sports car. MR-2 was Toyota's last sports car, and not at NSX's level, by design. The Supra was fast sure, but it was a 2+2 sport coupe, not a mid-engined, or a two-seat sports car.

        Honda unfortunately did let it go too long, as they have let their S2000 go too long, and are now retracting, just as their motorcycle business has retracted to just a few core models.

        I don't really agree with Honda's current direction, and their cancellation of their performance cars. I don't find Toyota exciting at all, and they've shelved the Subaru/Toyota RWD coupe for at least a year, as well.

        But the NSX is a good car, even today as a used sports car value, and is quick beyond what it's specs might look like at first glance.

        I could do without the race-spec body kit on the RR, but the longitudinal engine layout is VERY cool, and addresses the only iffy bit of the design, in my opinion. I prefer symmetrical longitudinal layouts, rather than transverse. But at least even stock transverse-mid NSX it is a whole heck of a lot better than front engine, FWD...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yup Gomi, it's a POS in my opinion. I drive a Lexus SC400 and a Del Sol VTEC. Selling both and getting an E46 M3 in the VERY near future. The NSX is the most overrated "supercar" (I can't even type that without laughing, lol) on the planet. Yea it might have been a great thing in the late 80's but Acura can't hold a candle to the offerings from even it's closest rival, Lexus. Hell, Lexus actually debuted AFTER Acura did. But look at which brand has achieved (and offers) a LOT more.
        • 6 Years Ago
        All previous points taken, but if you truly think that the pinnacle of automobile design OR engineering was reached in 1989, I feel rather sorry for you "enthusiasts" lol.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice update to the interior, a lot more modern. And besides, why understate with a supercar? The big red Honda badge has gotta go though, it's like Rudolph the red nosed polar bear.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i like it. like any other NSX. but the things that they changed on this car were only changes to be useful in the JGTC.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, the bodywork is straight off the Japan GT500 series NSX.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This would have been relevant 10 years ago when the NSX was 8 years old and needed a change.

      Now it's like taking a 1991 Ferrari 348 and making a special edition. How pathetic.

      Nissan gives us a GT-R and Honda gives us a special edition of a canceled car that was 14 years old when it bowed out.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A little overwrought, but I like it. I think I like the the regular Type R better - in Championship White please. I am very curious about this destroked 2.4L V6, if that what it is. Probably has some motorcycle like redline, like 10,000 maybe?
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