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Ok, so the rest of the world calls it an Acura NSX and that’s 100% correct it’s just here in SA we only know the Honda brand and so anything with an NSX badge on will only ever be called a Honda. This NSX is immaculate in every way, it’s one of those street racecars that could easily enter a show and take a win. As the saying goes, you can’t always race a show car, but you should be able to show a racecar. What you see here is Future RS’s work of art, a Midnight Purple II (the OG Nissan GT-R colour) Acura NSX owned by Amir Bentatou, who is also the big bossman at Future RS. With the normally-aspirated OEM 3.0 V6 being rare, it was relegated to a dark corner of the workshop and replaced by the uber-popular Honda K24 powerplant. To quote the fastest Honda owner in SA, Quentin Boylan: “K24 the world!”. We like this mantra.

The Acura looks amazing in the Nissan paint, possibly the best factory paint ever created - fight me. Of course, a stock NSX with that paint will be nice, but the changes to this one ensures that anyone looking knows the car is very far from the 1991-spec we all know. Amir fitted the Acura with an Impact front bumper while the front fenders come from Yokota Bodycraft. Rear fenders are by Marga Hills, as are the side skirts and the rear bumper is a piece from Advance. In-house Future RS products made the cut too in the form of the downforce-creating front splitter and GT rear wing. Rolling stock is from Rays in the form of the highly sought-after TE37 wheels in the original bronze colour - a perfect contrast to the paint. Underpinnings include KW Clubsport coilovers coupled to Swift Springs and added stiffness comes from Dali Racing sway bars and alignment is sorted with upgraded camber arms.

That K24 motor swap was done in the hunt for big, reliable power. The 4-banger is capable of producing a very healthy 384.3 kW (515.3 hp) with 538 Nm thanks to copious amounts of boost generated by a Garrett G-Series Garrett G30-770 turbo. There’s scope for more power, but with the car’s underpinnings and the associated handling and traction, it’s not needed yet. The K24 block was sleeved and braced, fitted with Arias pistons to give a 9.5:1 compression ratio, a Supertech hi-rev valvetrain and Stage 2 cams from honda gurus Drag Cartel. An OE K20A2 manual transmission is in play, and it’s been kitted out with a KAAZ diff and a Gear-X gearset, all sorted out by the crew at Ghostwerks. Some big JDX1700 injectors from Injector Dynamics ensures the NSX gets the right amount of E85 throughout the rev range. 

Take a look at the YouTube video from the chaps at StanceWorks that showcases this absolutely amazing Honda NSX powered by a K24 that's being touted as the fastest streetcar in North America. It may look like a dedicated racecar, but it can easily rip up public roads without breaking the law - much: This Is The Fastest Street* Car in North America - RS Future NSX - Field Study: K24-Swapped 308 | StanceWorks

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