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Ayrton Senna’s Final Race


Remembering the good times. Watch from 3:00 for the start of one of Senna’s greatest laps ever.

Twenty years ago today was a Sunday. I awoke earlier than usual and went to check that the VCR (yes, it was that long ago) was recording the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy. Formula One coverage in the U.S. was sparse then, only available on ESPN and often with a strange start time like 7:50 a.m. Since I was already up, I decided to watch the race. It was to be one of the sport’s most tragic weekends and, unexpectedly, three-time F1 champion Ayrton Senna‘s final race.
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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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