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.
|type||Series Production Car|
|price $||$ 87,670|
|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|
|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|
|gear ratios||3.07:1, 1.96:1, 1.43:1, 1.12:1, 0.91:1, 0.72:1|
|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|