This Honda actually has a Spoon engine - and you have to buy it

1y ago

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There are few road cars that shout motorsport like the roof scoop-dominated Honda NSX-R GT. It ticks the ultimate petrolhead box of being a homologation special, designed to comply with the Super GT rules for racing. And now one of these JDM icons is up for sale in the ultimate spec possible.

This 2007 car has been tuned by the legendary Honda specialists Spoon and sports the company's striking yellow and blue livery. According to BHauction, the car has been engined swapped, originally racing with a tuned naturally aspirated V6 (280PS) but later switching to a heavily turbocharged unit producing 550PS.

Only five road-going NSX-R GTs ever made it to production to match the homologation standards and sold for over £300,000 each back in 2005. Based off of the lightened NSX-R, the GT was only different aesthetically, using carbon fibre reinforced bumpers and aerodynamic modifications like the roof scoop.

Spoon took this car racing in the Macau Road Sports Challenge, the modified car competition. Due to mechanical failures using the naturally aspirated V6, Spoon subsequently replaced the engine with a modified turbocharged unit which is apparently still in 'race-ready condition'.

It also features strengthened pistons and conrods, leading to the scope for serious horsepower gains. The compression ratio was lowered in place of higher boost pressure, resulting in the 500bhp+ power output.

The NSX-R GT is due to sell for between 13.5-18.5 million Yen (£89,000-£122,000) and is being sold in the same auction as a Spoon Honda S2000, making the Tokyo Auto Salon duo about as coveted as JDM machinery can get. It doesn't come with three T66 turbos with NOS...and a Motec system exhaust, but we aren't complaining.

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