This rare Honda NSX Type R could end up selling for half a million dollars
Only 140 ever made
Generally speaking, the original NSX isn’t particularly rare - Honda built around 18,600 - but this specific model, a 2002 N/A Type R, is the exception. They only made 140 in total and this one’s available for sale (at auction) in Japan.
It’s painted white and thanks to several carbon fibre body parts and the removal of several non-vital components, it weighs around 220 pounds less than the original NSX. It doesn’t even have power steering. It’s powered by a 3.2-litre N/A V6, sending 290 horsepower and 224 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
The car is in excellent condition and has covered 50,927 km (31k miles). The starting is ¥45,000,000, equivalent to around $400,000. To put it in perspective, a brand new Honda/Acura NSX starts from £130,000/$157,000 in the UK and the US respectively. Half a million dollars (or thereabouts) for an NSX is a lot of money, especially when you consider that a 'normal' first-gen NSX could be had for as little as 40 or 50,000 dollars.