the fact that its a rare iconic supercar.
I like the fact that both Ayrton Senna and Alessandro Zanardi (commemorative edition) had connections to the NSX program... as they're two of my top five favorite drivers of all time...
Besides the aluminum monocoque... bear in mind that the NSX's suspension was comprised mostly of aluminum, and that the engine used titanium connecting rods... some pretty wild and expensive stuff there.
Despite the low numbers in the engine department, the NSX was
a supercar, in every sense of the word. And it was a product that was so right that Honda didn't see fit to change the formula for fifteen years. That's because the NSX's comfort, handling and ergonomics were beyond reproach... and to change or add anything excessive to that formula (bigger wheels with super-wide tires... bigger engine with more power) would simply tip the balance and make it somewhat less perfect.
The NSX had a far-reaching effect that will please many motorheads... it was responsible, in part, for the revitalization of Ferrari... as the 355 (predecessor to the 360 and 430) was designed to beat it.
See... the Ferrari 348 wasn't exactly the best sports car Ferrari has ever made... and when it was released, the NSX, well... here was a Honda that was light years ahead of Ferrari... better engine, better chassis, better suspension, more exotic construction... it forced Ferrari to get serious with its road cars... and look where that's led us... the 355 was good, the 360 was great, the 430 was absolutely incredible and the 458 looks like it will be better still.
Even better, the NSX hugely influenced Gordon Murray in the design of the McLaren F1. He made it his benchmark in what a supercar should
be. He cites it as a major influence in the design of the F1.
The NSX... it's not just a Honda... it's one of the best supercars of all time.