While it’s the madder stuff at the massive SEMA show in Las Vegas that tends to be the most attention grabbing, there’s plenty that’s not quite so ostentatious.
Take this Acura NSX, for example. It’s been given a “GT3-inspired” makeover by Arizona NSX gurus ScienceofSpeed, and what’s been done to the car ups the visual aggression nicely without taking things too far.
Its body kit includes aero fins on the front splitter, carbonfibre “ducted rocker panels” at the sides, a big rear wing and a new diffuser. The suspension has been lowered by over an inch meanwhile, but don’t worry - there’s a lift kit to avoid you smashing the front bumper to pieces on the first speed bump you find.
The exterior has been finished off with a set of Advan GT forged wheels measuring 21-inch at the rear and 20-inch at the front, wrapped in super-sticky Pirelli Trofeo R rubber. On the inside meanwhile, you’ll find black leather Recaro Pole Position bucket seats with blue accents. We’ll do without the blue bits, thanks - they give off too much of a men’s washbag kinda vibe…
It’s ever so slightly more powerful than before, too. The hybrid powertrain is now good for 602bhp and 507lb ft of torque, increases of 37bhp and 31lb ft respectively. To extract the extra poke from the 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6, the team at ScienceofSpeed developed their own stainless steel exhaust system, and added a liquid-injected intercooler system.
What do you think of this fettled NSX?