Custom Wide Body Acura NSX Takes on Mugello Circuit Time Attack [VIDEO]
Cockpit View of a Fast Lap in a Highly Modified First Generation Acura NSX
Acura’s NSX has gained a reputation for reliability on the road and a tuner friendly track star. It would be a shame to see a first generation still being used as a daily driver so we love this cabin view video. Taken at Florence’s Mugello Circuit as part of Time Attack Italia, we see a highly modified machine getting ready and hitting the track in style. As the driver pulls out of the garage, we cant help but love the sound of this tuned up custom NSX.
Just one look and it’s clear that a ton of work makes the chrome red NSX ready for track performance. The wide body design comes from a set of entirely customized panels. As we move to the rear of the car we see a drastically upgraded rear lighting system.
On the interior, the NSX features a custom fiberglass dashboard rebuild made specifically for track time. A new steering wheel and shifter are just the first changes in the car’s controls. Telemetry data comes in through a cell phone mount in the center of the console.
A crankshaft swap strokes out the 3.5 liter for greater horsepower and torque output. The result is 415 hp hitting the wheels and a red line set at 8000 rpm. All this power works with the lighter and more aerodynamic vehicle to great results.
The camera tours the exterior with a peek into the engine bay before the treat of a cabin view. The NSX takes off on a hot Time Attack lap around Mugello Circuit where it absolutely eats the track. First we see some wide open driving followed by slick drafting as well as smooth overtakes. The driver knows his car so well that he even makes overtaking in a corner look effortless.
We obviously love this chrome red NSX, dubbed the Rocket Bunny, and its custom body and powertrain work. Were there any errors in the driver’s lap or changes the team should have made for greater performance? Readers are welcomed to let us know how they feel about it in the comments below.