The famous Japanese racing team ARTA presents a revised Acura NSX (sold as Honda in Japan) that transforms the appearance of the vehicle and adds a quad exhaust layout that is somewhat reminiscent of a Pagani Zonda. The company calls the creation the Legavelo, and the asking price is 25.3 million yen ($222,348 at current exchange rates). It only makes five.
ARTA uses carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for 65% of the Legavelo’s exterior. Revised parts include a new front fascia with larger inlets and a hood with lots of vents. The square front fenders also have ducts above them.
The rear part of the body also gains a more angular appearance, including the fenders and the entrance they contain. A small wing attaches to the rear deck. The quad exhaust layout in a square orientation sits below the bumper.
ARTA also adds twill-weave carbon fiber panels to the interior. The company covers the seats, steering wheel and door panels in Alcantara.
The company makes no mention of powertrain changes to the NSX. It packs a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with three electric motors delivering a total output of 573 horsepower (427 kilowatts).
Honda is currently bidding farewell to the NSX as production ends in 2022. To say goodbye, the company is creating the 600 hp (447 kW) Type S. The nine-speed dual-clutch gearbox shifts 50% faster. An optional Lightweight Package adds carbon-ceramic brakes, a carbon fiber engine cover and carbon interior trim to reduce weight by 57.8 lbs. (26.2kg).
The NSX Type S is limited to 350 units worldwide. Among them, 300 arrive in the United States and 30 units are destined for Japan. In the US, prices start at $169,500 and the lightweight package brings the cost to $182,500.