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Formula One Takes A Wrong Turn In 2014

2014 Ferrari F14/T

2014 Ferrari F1 car – Photo courtesy Ferrari North America

The FIA, governing body of Formula One (F1), banned active suspension and anti-lock brakes (ABS) for the 1994 season, ostensibly to curb costs and put racing first by emphasizing the driver’s role. Adherence to emphasis on driver skill has served the sport well in its rise to worldwide prominence.

Twenty years on, the start of the 2014 season saw the introduction of a host of new technologies aimed at increasing road car relevance and spicing up the show. It’s made a mess of the sport.
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The Storied Tale of the 1991-2005 Acura NSX

Acura NSX aluminum sports car

Acura NSX

The Acura NSX, Honda’s legendary flagship sports car, was the first production Japanese exotic car. It was introduced to the U.S. market (known as the Honda NSX elsewhere) for the 1991 model year, right on the back of the company’s streak of supplying engines to six straight (1986-1991) Formula One Constructors Championships.

What set the NSX apart was its singular focus on delivering an unparalleled driving experience, breaking new ground in handling performance without the traditional quirks and shortcomings of the exotic car genre.
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