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Supercharged Acura NSX by Clarion Builds [Tuner Shootout - Episode 3]

@ May 14, 2017

In the third episode of Tuner Shootout, Matt Farah and Grand Am Rolex GT champ Leh Keen test out a 1991 Acura NSX by Clarion Builds on road and on the Chuckwalla circuit. How will it stack up against its Shootout competitors? Let's find out.


Clarion Builds Acura NSX
1991 Acura NSX

Engine / Vehicle Performance:

Engine displacement: 3.2liter VTEC V6 from a 2004 model year NSX
Machining by: AutoWave Huntington Beach
Estimated / Dyno max horsepower: 403hp @7700 rpm / estimated 380 at the engine
Estimated / Dyno max torque: 296 lb/ft @5100
Curb weight: 3200 lbs


Exhaust make / model: AEM Custom, true dual setup with H-pipe
Header make / model: OEM NA2 Headers from 2004 model yea
Down-pipe make / model: OE OEM Honda
Exhaust Tip make / model: AEM
02 Sensors: AEM wideband O2 sensors


Clutch: OEM NA2
Flywheel: OEM NA2
Transmission & mods: Honda NSX 6MT Swap

Wheels / Tires Brakes:

Wheels make / model: Rays Engineering VOLK ZE40
Front wheel size: 18”x9” +45mm offset
Rear wheel size: 19x9” +33mm offset
Tires make / model: Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Front tire size: 225/35zr18
Rear tire size: 265/30zr19
Front brake calipers make / model: StopTech Big Brake Kit – ST-40
Rear brake calipers make / model: StopTech Big Brake Kit – ST-40
Slotted or drilled: Drilled
Braided lines: Yes

Chassis / Suspension:

Sway bars make / model: CT swaybars
Urethane bushings: OEM
Front strut bar: None
Rear strut bar: Okuyama Carbing rear shock tower brace


Body kit / ground effects: Downforce Parts
Hood: Downforce carbon fiber NSX-R hood
Front bumper: OEM bumper with Downforce fiberglass diffuser
Rear bumper: OEM bumper with Downforce fiberglass diffuser
Fenders: Downforce factory fiberglass fender replacements with marker light delete and 2” wider than OE
Spoilers: Downforce NSX-R carbon fiber spoile
Aero parts: Downforce 2nd Gen NSX styled rockers
Headlights: OE
Taillights: 2nd Gen NSX OE tail lights
Mirrors: NSX OEM modified with Clarion Surround Eye Cameras
Other custom body work: US Spec front markers deleted
Body work by: Diamond Hills Collision
Graphics / Custom paint colors: Blu Caleum metallic 2-stage paint by Glasurit (BASF)
Paint techniques used: 2-stage paint done by Diamond Hills, color sand, polish and wax

Audio / Mobile Electronics:

Head unit make / model: Clarion NX706 7” touch screen high-res source unit
Equalizers: 32 band EQ
Processors: Clarion Full Digital Sound system
Crossovers: Adjustable, built into NX706 and FDS Z3 system
Subwoofers: Clarion Z25W 10” Full Digital Subwoofer
Subwoofer enclosure: Downforce sealed enclosure for floor of NSX
Mid range speakers: Clarion Z7 Full Digital Speaker
Tweeters: Z3 Full Digital Tweeters
Under hood battery make / model: Optima Blue Top
Alternator: OEM
DVD player: Clarion NX706
Front monitors: Science of Speed display for JDM screen pod on dashboard

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