In order to strengthen the stock five-speed drivetrain from the shock of 500 hp, Siu knew he couldn't leave stock equipment in place. A RPS clutch kit was installed, consisting of a stronger single clutch disc and lightweight flywheel. A JDM five-speed gearset was also installed, featuring shorter 2-4 gear ratios that the Japanese and European NSX's received stock. Then, as if those gears weren't short enough, Siu added in a OS Giken limited-slip differential and shorter OS Giken 4.44:1 final drive ratio gear. With both shorter gearing and more power on tap, this NSX flies through the gears, eating up the road like a ravenous animal.
The NSX has always been praised for its stellar handling prowess, but car control gets tricky when generating the kind of speed possible with 500 hp. So Siu added in Ground Control coilovers and Comptech sway bars to keep his handling tight, while NSX-R reinforcement bars and a Carbing rear brace keep the body as stiff as possible. To help tame the notoriously twitchy rear end of the first-gen NSX chassis, Science of Speed non-compliance rear beam bushings, pivot clamps and toe links were added.
Perhaps one of the most impressive things about Siu's Acura NSX is the fact that the car is an unbelievable thirteen years old. With the new Cantrell Studios bodywork slathered on and the massively obvious MAX Racing wing stuck on the rear, this NSX is no longer a stealthy machine, but rather an in-your-face tire churning missile. Siu's accomplished goals include: updating the look of his car; adding power; increasing driving fun; and, most importantly, being able to spank all of his Euro-loving neighbors. Now his Lambo-driving neighbors just might try to retaliate with upgrades, too. No matter, the almighty Lamborghini still got its ass handed to it by a turbocharged update to one of Acura's finest creations.
Because this NSX is used as...
Because this NSX is used as a daily driver, the interior features carbon-fiber accents, a custom interior and textured billet racing pedals instead of a gutted floor and full roll cage.
Siu had his seats custom re-upholstered...
Siu had his seats custom re-upholstered to match his new blue infusion. The four-point harness mounts at the correct angle thanks to a Science of Speed harness bar.
Blam: 18-inch Work VS-SS wheels...
Blam: 18-inch Work VS-SS wheels in Burning Black cover a beautiful and functional AP Racing front big brake kit. The rear uses an 11-inch wide rim to fill the fenders of the Cantrell widebody kit.
Specs: 1993 Acura Nsx
Base Engine: C30a, 3.0l V6
Darton Iron Ductile Sleeves
93mm Bore Wiseco Pistons
Wiseco Piston Rings
Displacement Increased To 3.2l
Rebushed Stock Titaniumconnecting Rods
Stock Forged Steel Crankshaft
Billet Oil Pump Gear
Arc High-Capacity Oil Pan
Head Porting By Portflow
Stainless Steel Valves
Dual Valve Springs
Titanium Valve Spring Retainers
Factor X Spec Turbocharger
Tial Blow-Off Valve
Factor X Modified Comptech Headers
Factor X Custom Downpipes
Taitec Jgtc Center-Exit Exhaust
Cantrell Concepts Air Induction System
Uni Dual-Stage Drop-In Filter
Polished Science Of Speed Coolant Expansion Tank
Rear Low Mount Intercooler
Factor X Intercooler Piping
Factor X In-Tank Fuel Pump
Rc Engineering 720cc/Min Fuel Injectors
Hks F-Con V Pro, Tuned By Factor X
Science Of Speed Custom Valve Cover
Science Of Speed Custom Intakemanifold Cover
Cantrell Concepts Radiator Shield
Carbon-Fiber Fuse Box Cover
Rps Single-Disc Clutch
Rps Lightweight Flywheel
Jdm Nsx Short Gearset
Os Giken Limited-Slip Differential
Os Giken 4.44:1 Final Drive
Ground Control Coilovers
Comptech Sway Bars
Nsx-R Reinforcements Bars
Carbing Rear Shock Tower Brace
Science Of Speed Non-Compliance Rear Beam Bushings
Science Of Speed Non-Compliance Pivot Clamp Kit
Science Of Speed Non-Compliancetoe Links
Wings West Front Air Dam
Cantrell Studios Gt Front Wide Fenders
Cantrell Studios Widebodyrocker Panels
Cantrell Studios Widebody Quarter Panels
Cantrell Studios Billet Gas Cap Cover
Carbon-Fiber Louvered Hood
Max Racing S-Tai Spoiler
Taitec Jgtc Rear Diffuser
Lexan Rear Hatch
Custom Blue Paint
InteriorCustom Seat CoversBillet Aluminum Racing PedalsScience Of Speed Carbon-Fiber Gauge Pod Garnish
Billet Aluminum Instrumentcluster Rings
Carbon-Fiber Dash Trim
Ritmo Carbon Door Sill Garnish
Cantrell Concepts Carbon-Fiber Door Sill Plates
Science Of Speed Harness Bar
Four-Point Safety Harnesses
Kvr/Ap Racing Big Brake Kit
Front Four-Piston Calipers
Stainless-Steel Braided Brake Lines
Two-Piece Brake Rotors
H&R 25mm Wheel Spacers
Work Vs-Ss Wheels, Burning Black18x8-Inch Front (+21),18x11-Inch Rear (+31)
Michelin Pilot Sport Tires, 225/25/18 Front And 315/30/18 Rea
Keeping in the theme of his...
Keeping in the theme of his "Blue Devil" upgrade path, Siu uses polished covers and a blue Acura emblem to dress up his engine bay.
Taitec's JGTC inspired center-exit...
Taitec's JGTC inspired center-exit exhaust system and rear diffuser point to the race car infused handling and power of this blue beast.