1999 Acura NSX Alex Zanardi Edition

Built in a limited series of 50 cars for the North American Market, the Alex Zanardi edition was basically a lightweight NSX coupe.

The were produced to commemorate Zanardi’s championship CART seasons and painted New Formula Red to match the CART racecar.

At the time Honda and Acura were only making Targa versions a ceased production of the coupe in 1995 making the 1999 Alex Zanardi Edition even more special.

Features of the Alex Zanardi Edition were taken from the Japanese market NSX Type S and include a lightweight rear spoiler, single pane rear glass, BBS wheels and a lighter battery which helped shed 150 lbs off the production version.

A total of 51 cars were built including chassis 0/50 which was a press car and 1/50 which was Alex’s personal car.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
production 51
price $ $ 87,670
engine V6
position Mid Transverse
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VTEC
displacement 3179 cc / 194.0 in³
bore 93.0 mm / 3.66 in
stroke 78.0 mm / 3.07 in
compression 10.2:1
power 216.3 kw / 290.1 bhp @ 7100 rpm
specific output 91.26 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 209.76 bhp per tonne
torque 304.0 nm / 224.2 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
body / frame Unit Aluminum
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires F 215/45ZR-16
rear tires R 245/40ZR-17
front brakes Vented Discs w/ABS
rear brakes Vented Discs w/ABS
front wheels F 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 21.6 cm / 17.0 x 8.5 in
steering Manual Rack and Pinion
f suspension A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Tube Shocks, Anti Roll Bar
r suspension A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Tube Shocks, Anti Roll Bar
curb weight 1383 kg / 3050 lbs
wheelbase 2530 mm / 99.6 in
front track 1509 mm / 59.4 in
rear track 1529 mm / 60.2 in
length 4425 mm / 174.2 in
width 1811 mm / 71.3 in
height 1161 mm / 45.7 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.07:1, 1.96:1, 1.43:1, 1.12:1, 0.91:1, 0.72:1
final drive 4.62:1
top speed ~268.8 kph / 167.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.8 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~11.8 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~13.2 seconds
drag 0.32 Cd