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

typeSeries Production Car
price $$ 87,670
positionMid Transverse
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VTEC
displacement3179 cc / 194.0 in³
bore93.0 mm / 3.66 in
stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in
power216.3 kw / 290.1 bhp @ 7100 rpm
specific output91.26 bhp per litre
bhp/weight209.76 bhp per tonne
torque304.0 nm / 224.2 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
body / frameUnit Aluminum
driven wheelsMid Engine / RWD
front tiresF 215/45ZR-16
rear tiresR 245/40ZR-17
front brakesVented Discs w/ABS
rear brakesVented Discs w/ABS
front wheelsF 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 21.6 cm / 17.0 x 8.5 in
steeringManual Rack and Pinion
f suspensionA-Arms w/Coil Springs, Tube Shocks, Anti Roll Bar
r suspensionA-Arms w/Coil Springs, Tube Shocks, Anti Roll Bar
curb weight1383 kg / 3050 lbs
wheelbase2530 mm / 99.6 in
front track1509 mm / 59.4 in
rear track1529 mm / 60.2 in
length4425 mm / 174.2 in
width1811 mm / 71.3 in
height1161 mm / 45.7 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.07:1, 1.96:1, 1.43:1, 1.12:1, 0.91:1, 0.72:1
final drive4.62:1
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
drag0.32 Cd