- Metals JDM Tuners collection
- Designer Series – Jonsibal Design Work
- Highly Detailed Model
- Diecast & Plastic parts
- Rubber Tires & Opening Doors
- Measures approximately: 5.0" L x 2.2” W x 1.25” H
- Box dimensions: 6.0" L x 3.0" W x 3.0"H
- Recommended for 8 years and above.
The NSX was first introduced in 1990 and designed by a team led by Chief Designer Masahito Nakano and Executive Chief Engineer Shigeru Uehara. While the NSX always was intended to be a world-class sports car, engineers had made some compromises in order to strike a suitable balance between raw performance and daily driveability. For those NSX customers seeking a no-compromise racing experience, Honda decided in 1992 to produce a version of the NSX specifically modified for superior track performance at the expense of customary creature comforts. Thus, the NSX Type R (or NSX-R) was born. Honda chose to use its moniker of Type R to designate the NSX-R's race-oriented capabilities.
A second iteration of the NSX-R was unveiled in 2002, again exclusively in Japan. As with the first NSX-R, weight reduction was the primary focus for performance enhancement. The NSX-R was again based on the coupé, due to its lighter weight and more rigid construction. Carbon fibre was used to a large extent throughout the body components to reduce weight, including a larger and more aggressive rear spoiler, vented hood and deck lid. The vented hood was said to be the largest one-piece carbon-fiber hood used on a production road car.
The result of Honda's second NSX-R effort was a vehicle that could challenge the latest sports car models on the track, despite having a base design that was more than 15 years old. For example, noted Japanese race and test driver Motoharu Kurosawa piloted a 2002 NSX-R around the Nürburgring road course in 7:56, a time equal to a Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale. The NSX-R accomplished this feat despite being out-powered by the Ferrari by over 100 bhp (75 kW).
This Jada Metals JDM Tuners 1/32 scale model of a 2002 Honda NSX Type-R makes for a wonderful addition to your diecast collection.