The GT3-inspired car packs 610 hp and a nose that automatically raises to clear speed bumps.
The sizzling Acura NSX is already an amazing performer, but the folks at Arizona-based ScienceofSpeed reckon they can make it better. The company has been around since 2001 and is well-known in the NSX aftermarket, and with attention now focused on Acura’s second-generation supercar, the aptly named Dream Project pays homage to the original while upping the performance ante in pretty much all areas.
“ScienceofSpeed is thrilled to present our expression of the second generation NSX unlimited and unrestricted,” said Chris Willson, general manager of ScienceofSpeed. “Devoted NSX fans share in a rich 27-year history, and with the second-generation NSX reaching the aftermarket community, now is an extraordinary time to be an NSX enthusiast. We are thrilled to share our passion for this iconic platform."
The company started where pretty much every project car starts – adding horsepower. A new exhaust system was fabricated along with high-performance downpipes, all of which give this NSX a deeper soundtrack. On the other side of the engine, liquid injected intercooling cools incoming air for a denser charge. Combined, the upgrades take the Dream Project NSX to 610 horsepower and 507 pound-feet of torque – an improvement of 37 ponies and 31 torques compared to the standard car.
ScienceofSpeed amps up the amazing handling with a custom suspension that drops the car by just over an inch. If you think such a drop would make the already-low supercar a target for speed bumps, you’re not wrong. That’s why the company added sensors and tech from iLift, which can detect larger obstacles and automatically raise the front of the car by two inches. A set of lightweight Advan wheels with sticky Pirelli tires rounds out the handling tweaks.
Aero upgrades include a GT3-inspired body kit that adds front strakes, wider ducted rocker panels made from carbon fiber, a properly large rear wing, and a rear diffuser. The gloss black roof draws inspiration from the first-generation NSX, with the two-tone blue/black theme carried inside with custom Recaro seats and door panels getting blue accents. ScienceofSpeed also adds a gaugeART OLED multi-function display on the dash.
The 2017 SEMA Show runs from October 31 to November 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Gallery: Dream Project Acura NSA At SEMA
Second-Generation NSX “Dream Project” by ScienceofSpeed to Debut at SEMA
- Features GT3-inspired aero kit to increase downforce and styling in homage to first-generation NSX
- Powertrain mods boost power to 610 horsepower and 507 lb.-ft. of torque
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2017) – Debuting at SEMA, the second generation Acura NSX “Dream Project,” created by acclaimed NSX specialist, ScienceofSpeed, features subtle enhancements to the supercar’s powertrain, suspension and styling to elevate performance.
Based in Chandler, Arizona, ScienceofSpeed – established in 2001 – began by developing high-performance downpipes and a light-weight stainless steel exhaust system (-16 lbs.) resulting in a deeper, more aggressive engine note. Liquid injected intercooling further elevates engine performance by cooling intake air before it enters the twin-turbochargers, improving power output to a combined 610 horsepower (+37) and 507 lb.-ft. torque (+31).
The extraordinary handling capabilities of the NSX supercar were further improved with wider five-spoke Advan GT forged wheels (F: 20x9, R: 21x12) with a Machine Hyper Black finish and wrapped in race-ready Pirelli Trofeo R tires. A custom suspension lowering kit was installed, reducing the NSX’s ride height by slightly more than one-inch. To make approaching difficult driveways and speed bumps easier, ScienceofSpeed integrated automatic sensing suspension technology from iLIFT which uses patented sensors to automatically raise the front axle of the NSX two-inches when obstacles are detected.
Thoughtfully executed exterior enhancements include a GT3-inspired ScienceofSpeed aero kit with aggressive front strakes, wider carbon fiber ducted rocker panels, a mid-height rear wing and larger rear diffuser to improve downforce while retaining factory design elements. The large Carbon Ceramic Brembo brakes stand out with a gold flake finish. In homage to the first-generation NSX, a gloss black roof transitions down to the Nouvelle Blue Pearl painted bodywork.
Continuing the two-tone blue and black theme, the interior of the Dream Project NSX features custom black leather Recaro Pole Position racing seats with blue stitching and accents on the doors, dash and seats. The blue fabric features a hexagonal pattern referencing the NSX’s iconic honeycomb grille. Finally, a gaugeART OLED multi-function display mounted high on the dash provides the driver with key vehicle performance data.
“ScienceofSpeed is thrilled to present our expression of the second generation NSX unlimited and unrestricted,” said Chris Willson, general manager of ScienceofSpeed. “Devoted NSX fans share in a rich 27-year history, and with the second generation NSX reaching the aftermarket community, now is an extraordinary time to be an NSX enthusiast. We are thrilled to share our passion for this iconic platform."
ScienceofSpeed “Dream Project” Acura NSX
- 610 (+37) Horsepower
- 507 (+31) lb.-ft. of Torque
- ScienceofSpeed Sport Downpipes
- ScienceofSpeed Sport+ Exhaust
- ScienceofSpeed Liquid Injection Intercooling System
- ScienceofSpeed Sport Aero Kit Front Strakes
- ScienceofSpeed Sport Ducted Carbon Fiber Rocker Panels
- ScienceofSpeed Carbon Fiber Diffuser
- ScienceofSpeed Carbon Fiber Mid-height GT Spoiler
- Andaro Nouvelle Blue Paint with Gloss Black roof
- Gold Powdercoated Carbon Ceramic Brembo Brakes
- Recaro Pole Position ABE Racing Seats
- ScienceofSpeed Sliding Seat Rails
- gaugeART Multi-function OLED Gauge
- Custom Upholstery with Black Leather, Blue Stitching and Fabric Accents
- ScienceofSpeed Lowering Kit
- iLIFT Pneumatic Suspension Lift System
Wheels & Tires:
- Advan GT Premium Forged Wheels (F: 20x9, R: 21x12)
- Pirelli Trofeo R tires