The primary-generation Acura NSX was a high-water mark for Honda’s luxurious model, and this 1999 mannequin at the moment listed on Carry a Trailer is among the many rarest of the bunch. It is quantity 30 of 51 Zanardi Version automobiles offered within the U.S.
The particular version was launched to commemorate Alex Zanardi’s back-to-back CART championships with Honda-powered automobiles in 1997 and 1998. The Italian misplaced each legs in a 2001 crash on the Lausitzring in Germany. He finally discovered his manner again into racing, and have become a aggressive handbike racer, however was badly injured in a 2020 biking crash, spending 18 months within the hospital.
Each Zanardi Version NSX had New System Pink paint, a stiffened suspension, and a hard and fast roof instead of the usual NSX’s targa roof. The roof, together with single-pane rear glass, had been aimed toward saving weight. Every automotive additionally obtained a numbered plaque on the rear firewall with Zanardi’s signature.
1999 Acura NSX Zanardi Version (picture through Carry a Trailer)
This automotive is not inventory. The mid-mounted 3.2-liter V-6 has a supercharger, so it definitely makes greater than the inventory 290 hp and 224 lb-ft of torque. The V-6 was additionally fitted with cast pistons, an aftermarket gas/ignition controller, a stainless-steel muffler, an engine oil curler, a stainless-steel oil baffle, and aftermarket engine mounts.
Energy flows to the rear wheels via a 6-speed guide transaxle. The NSX rolls on staggered (16-inch entrance, 17-inch rear) BBS alloy wheels with BFGoodrich G-Pressure Rival tires. The suspension options BC Racing coilovers, however the inventory suspension parts are included with the sale. It additionally has an aftermarket brake package with Porsche 993 Turbo calipers and cross-drilled rotors.
On the time of publication, bidding had reached $125,000 with per week left within the public sale. One other Zanardi Version in closer-to-stock type hit Carry a Trailer in April 2020 and finally offered for $135,000, so it is going to be fascinating to see if bidding surpasses that determine or stalls out.