Acura NSX 'Dream Project' revealed for SEMA

Honda's luxury arm, Acura, has revealed a special version of its NSX supercar for this year's SEMA show, dubbed the 'NSX Dream Project'.
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Developed in collaboration with ScienceofSpeed, the Acura NSX 'Dream Project' gets aerodynamic upgrades and powertrain modifications, giving the Japanese supercar a look inspired by GT3 racing, along with a power boost over the standard tune.

Changes include high-performance downpipes and a lightweight stainless steel exhaust system - the latter of which saves 16 pounds (7kg) - which the company says delivers a "deeper, more aggressive engine note".

There's also liquid-injected intercooler to cool intake air before it enters the twin turbochargers, bumping power to 610hp (kW) and torque to 507lb.-ft (687Nm) - up 37hp (27kW) and 31lb.-ft (42Nm) respectively.

Other upgrades include wider five-spoke Advan GT forged alloy wheels (20x9-inch front, 21x12-inch rear) finished in Hyper Black and wrapped in Pirelli Trofeo R tyres, a custom suspension lowering kit that reduces the NSX's ride height by more than one inch (25+mm), along with a lift kit for the front axle that uses patented sensors to automatically raise the front by two inches when obstacles are detected.

Meanwhile, ScienceofSpeed has developed an aggressive aero kit inspired by GT3 racing cars, including larger front intakes, wider carbon-fibre ducted rocker panels, a fixed rear wing and a more prominent rear diffuser. Behind the new alloy wheels are carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes with gold flake finish, while the body is finished in eye-catching Nouvelle Blue Pearl paint.

Inside, the black and blue colour scheme continues with Recaro Pole Position racing seats trimmed in black leather with blue accents, along with blue highlights throughout the cabin on the dash and doors.

Finally, there's a gaugeART OLED multi-function display mounted on the dash that provides the driver with key vehicle performance data.

While there's no mention of whether these modifications will soon be made available to current and prospective NSX owners, the Dream Project NSX will be shown at SEMA from October 31 to November 3.

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