Comeback Cars: Deceased Vehicles That Made Miraculous Recoveries

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Acura NSX | 1991–2005
Original Base Price: $65,000
In 1986 Honda launched a new premium label, making Acura the first Japanese luxury brand in America. A mere three years later the company wowed the automotive world with the introduction of the NS-X concept, which was destined to become the first exotic sports car from Japan. In late 1990 the Acura NSX went on sale in America, boasting an all-aluminum chassis and body, and a high-tech 3.0-liter DOHC V6 engine that produced 270 horsepower. The sleek sports car was the first Japanese model to challenge Italian exotics, bringing with it reliability — a trait not typically present in exotics of the time. The NSX experienced several iterations over its lifetime; by 2005 the car no longer had its signature pop-up headlights and power was up to 290 horses, but that was the last year of production. It would be 12 years before Acura returned to market with a flagship sports car of the same name.

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