Toyota has exhibited in its Japanese museum a copy of the 1991 Honda NSX supercar. As noted on the museum’s official Facebook page, this was done in recognition of the merits of the engineers who created it.
The Toyota Museum explains the appearance of the Honda NSX model on its territory by the fact that it is the first production car in the world with a monocoque body made of aluminum. In addition, the benefits of its exterior design are also highlighted.
In addition to the body structure, the Honda NSX is also considered to be the first production car to feature titanium components and platinum spark plugs in its powertrain. The atmospheric 3.0-liter V6 engine of the supercar developed up to 290 hp, which was almost a record result for naturally aspirated units for the early 90s of the last century.
Note that the Honda NSX is not the first third-party car that has appeared on the territory of the Toyota brand museum. For example, official images in the same room show the Nissan Skyline GT-R R32, Mercedes-Benz 190E, and the first generation Mazda MX-5. In addition, the exposition of this museum includes a number of historical models of the Honda brand: for example, the N360 hatchback and S500 roadster, which became one of the first production cars, as well as the first generation Civic.