1991: Acura NSX
“In twenty-five years we have seen Honda rise to the very top rank of the world’s automobile manufactures. During that same period we have seen them utterly dominate Grand Prix racing in both motorcycles and automobiles. In any kind of automotive contest – commercial or sporting – anywhere in the automotive universe, Honda emerges as the car company most to be feared, no matter who the other players are, no matter what their pedigree. In this new car, the Acura NSX, Honda has distilled all the engineering experience and anecdotal lore of those twenty-five years of burgeoning success and victories piled upon victories. With this one car, the rolling representative of every Acura, they said ‘This is what we know. Here is how it works.’
“Doubters need only do two things to two things to become believers. First, they should run their eyes and fingertips over the contours of any one of this car’s exquisitely forged aluminum suspension components. The NSX chassis is considerably more beautiful than the NSX body, and the NSX body is pretty nice. If doubts still exist, they need only drive the car on the most challenging road they know, be that a twisting, diving stretch of two-lane through northern California or central Tennessee or a favorite racing circuit. The NSX will be happy to answer all their questions.”
-David E. Davis, Jr.