The famous Japanese racing team ARTA introduces an overhauled Acura NSX (sold as a Honda in Japan) that transforms the vehicle's look and adds a quad exhaust layout that somewhat evokes a Pagani Zonda. The company calls the creation the Legavelo, and the asking price is 25.3 million yen ($222,348 at current exchange rates). It is only making five of them.
ARTA uses carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for 65 percent of the Legavelo's exterior. The revised parts include a new front fascia with larger inlets and a hood with lots of vents. The boxy front fender flairs also have ducts on top of them.
Gallery: Acura NSX Legavelo By ARTA
The rear portion of the body also gains a more angular appearance, including the fenders and the inlet in them. A small wing attaches to the rear deck. The quad exhaust layout in a square orientation is below the bumper.
ARTA also adds twill-weave carbon-fiber panels to the interior. The company covers the seats, steering wheel, and door panels in Alcantara.
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The company makes no mention of any powertrain changes to the NSX. It packs a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 with three electric motors offering a total output of 573 horsepower (427 kilowatts).
Honda is currently saying farewell to the NSX because production ends in 2022. To say goodbye, the company creates the Type S with 600 hp (447 kW). The nine-speed dual-clutch gearbox shifts 50 percent quicker. An optional Lightweight Package adds carbon-ceramic brakes, a carbon-fiber engine cover, and carbon interior trim to reduce the weight by 57.8 lbs. (26.2 kg).
The NSX Type S is limited to 350 units worldwide. Of them, 300 are coming to the US, and 30 units are for Japan. In the US, prices start at $169,500, and the Lightweight Package takes the cost to $182,500.