The NSX was an easy supercar to drive quickly, but what Honda wanted with its 1992 Type-R version was a more suitable track car, hence the 'R' for 'racing'. Unlike other Type-Rs, this one really was for smooth surfaces only. While little could be done to save weight on the alloy chassis and suspension components, Honda manage to lose 268lb (121kg) from the car by scrapping the air-con, underseal, stereo, and spare wheel, and replacing the stock seats and removing other nonessential items. The body had few items which hadn't already been given lightweight consideration, but Honda did change the plastic-covered steel fenders for alloy items, thus helping the car's diet. The only other change was the wheels, which were lighter, forged units, rather than cast. Engine power barely changed, though the unit was fully balanced and blueprinted to withstand racing use.
Honda NSX Type-R Specifications
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