Which would you choose: The old Honda NSX or the new Honda NSX?

Honda’s American cousin celebrates 30 years of NSXiness. You should, too
by Stephen Dobie | Feb 9, 2019
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A simple game, dear reader: old NSX or new NSX? It’s hardly an original question, but Acura’s decision to get the pair together—to mark 30 years since the former was first revealed, no less—is a jolly good reason to pose it again.

Acura is Honda’s fancier American cousin, don’t forget, and the people who produce the current NSX regardless of which badge it wears. If it’s freaking you out seeing these two cars without an iconic H-badge, then console yourself with just how excellent they look without front number plates.

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It’s also great to see both in gleaming red. Back in the ’90s, when the old NSX’s production got into full swing, red was the supercar color. Nowadays, you’ve got slick matte-grays at one end of the scale and lurid oranges and greens at the other, with poor old red a little forgotten in the middle ground. As a matching pair, though, these two look superb.

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But it’s up to you to decide which looks better. Do you prefer pop-up lights or DRLs? Fat tires or huge rims? All of the glass or wildly sculptured bodywork? And, perhaps more important, 276hp V6 with manual gearbox and rear-drive, or 573hp hybrid powertrain with paddle shifters and four-wheel drive?

In short, old or new? If you want to fully research your decision, you should click right here.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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