Honda NSX-R | NA1

1995 Honda NA1 NSX - Type R - Championship White Clearcoat NH-0

1 of the 483

Honda NSX Type R produced before the end of production in 1995

In case you think this is just another NSX? You want may want to check out the recent Bring A Trailer post.

1993 Model Sold for $305993, what about this?

1993 Honda NSX-R was sold for $305993 on 10/12/22. What would you think this 1995 Championship white which is a more desirable color and less kilometers on the odometer is worth? 

First generation NSX 

The first generation of NSX cars were manufactured from 1991 to 2005. These vehicles are also identified by the codes NA1 and NA2. The NA1 model, typically recognized by its popup headlights, contrasts the NA2 version produced between 2002 and 2005, which features fixed headlights. However, this categorization can be confusing because the NA2 variant from 1997 to 2001 still comes with popup headlights but is equipped with a 3.2L engine.

When it comes to the NSX-R aka aNSX Type R models, identification is far simpler. The NA1-R version includes the popup headlights, while the NA2-R model is designed with fixed headlights.

25-Year Import Rule

The 25-year import rule in the United States is a key regulation in vehicle importation, stating that only automobiles older than 25 years can be legally imported for road use. Conceived under the Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act of 1988, this rule was implemented to curb the importation of ‘gray market cars’— foreign vehicles not compliant with US standards. While safeguarding automakers’ interests, it also ensures that imported cars have historical significance, thereby balancing market dynamics and automobile heritage. This rule significantly affects the automobile import landscape in the United States.


Carzwerk Story

The Honda NSX-R, introduced in 1993, is a limited-edition high-performance variant of the NA1 Honda NSX. It remains a sought-after collector’s item due to its emphasis on performance over comfort, rarity, and significant contributions to the automotive world.

Market Prices & Rarity

The Honda NSX Type R holds a significant market value due to its rarity and performance characteristics. The benchmark value of vehicles in this market is influenced by factors such as the vehicle’s condition and rarity. With only 483 examples of the Honda NSX Type R produced before the end of production in 1995, this vehicle is a prized possession for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Model Overview and Production

The Honda NSX Type R, also known as the NSX-R, was a high-performance variant of the NA1 Honda NSX. Introduced in 1993, the Type R was a driver-focused vehicle that prioritized performance over comfort.

The vehicle was produced from 1993 to 1995 and was exclusively available in Japan. During this period, only 483 examples of Honda NSX Type R were made, adding to its exclusivity.

Design and Performance Features

The Type R featured substantial weight-saving measures resulting in a vehicle that was 265lbs (120kg) lighter than the standard NA1 Coupe. Honda also performed a range of improvements to the suspension, engine, and chassis, making the car better suited to track driving.

Interior and Exterior Features

The interior of the NSX Type R was stripped down to save weight, featuring carbon-kevlar racing seats made by Recaro. Despite the weight-saving measures, the vehicle retained electric windows and fore/aft electric seat adjusters for driver comfort.

Externally, the vehicle also featured lightweight forged aluminium wheels produced by Enkei.

The NSX-R Legacy

The Honda NSX-R is widely revered in the automotive world for its uncompromising focus on performance. Its combination of rarity, high performance, and the prestige associated with the Type R badge has made it a highly sought-after collector’s car.

The NSX-R’s legacy is further enhanced by its contribution to motorsport. Notably, the NSX-R was used as a safety car at the Suzuka Circuit and Twin Ring Motegi, demonstrating its reliability and performance credentials.


The 1995 Honda NSX-R represents a significant milestone in the history of high-performance vehicles. Its focus on performance, rarity, and impressive track record in motorsport has cemented its position as a coveted collector’s item. For those fortunate enough to own one, the NSX-R offers a unique blend of 90’s nostalgia, thrilling performance, and the prestige of owning a piece of automotive history.

First Gen Honda NSX Type R – Pop Up Headlight Up Or Down?

Honda NSX R Championship White 103
Headlight down
Honda NSX R Championship White 104
Headlight Up
Stock Honda NA1 NSX Type R makes 276 HP @ 7300 RPM and 216 lb-ft @ 7300 RPM.
US Spec NA1 NSX – 2977cc 3.0 litre makes 270HP @7100 RPM with manual transmission and 252HP @6600 RPM with automatic transmission. Both manual and automatic tranmission makes 210 lb-ft@5300 RPM. 
0-60MPH in 4.9 s and Top speed at 168 MPH.

Engine – 2977cc 3.0L 6-cylinder – C30A V6

Transmission – 5 Speed manual

Drive System – Rear Wheel Drive

Curb weight – 2712lb

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Restorative Detail

With Our Specialist Lighting Setup, We Can Spot The Defects Easily Even With White Paint

This sets our paint refinement service apart from the rest. With our unique lighting system, we can uncover imperfections, allowing us to focus on areas requiring enhancement, not just striving for aesthetic appeal. When dealing with a unique automobile such as this, it’s crucial to minimize the clear coat removal. Implementing diverse strategies for different sections will help extend the lifespan of the paintwork.

Paint Correction

What is paint correction? Isn’t that same as quick buff? 

Removing paint imperfections using polish machines is the norm. Different polishing machines and techniques are used to bring out the color’s true shine and gloss. While customers frequently assume that the polishing technique is routine, each car is different and requires individualized attention. We have vast experience with a wide range of brands and an impressive portfolio of cars demonstrating the resulting perfection.

How many steps of paint correction will you do?

Our principle is “Less is More.” Contrast that with the marketing-driven message that “More is Better.” We operate differently and document your car’s journey in the shop. This is the best testimonial we can offer to our clients to prove that we are achieving the intended result within the established budget.

Paint Correction Prior Paint Protection Film Aka Ppf Application

Custom Installation for this Honda NSX-R with the use of Suntek Paint Protection Film.

Typical Disassembly Process To Ensure Better Paint Protection Film Application

Special Interior Care

Leather Treatment / Steam Clean / Extraction

The key thing we like about this seat is the driver seat is actually able to move front to back with the electronic button. Can you believe that a sport bucket seat can do that?The NA1 NSX Type R Recaro Carbon Seat is renowned for its unique design and superior comfort. Crafted by Recaro, these seats are made from carbon-fiber, contributing to the weight reduction of the car, thereby enhancing its performance [3]. They are designed to cradle the body without any pressure points, providing an extremely comfortable seating experience, especially during long drives or track days. These seats also maintain the distinctive “R” look, further emphasizing the car’s sporty aesthetic. Lastly, the use of carbon kevlar in its construction ensures the seats are robust and durable, providing long-lasting quality.

Wheel Ceramic Coating

OEM 16″ Front and 17″ Rear Wheel

For the more rare 16″ front 17″ rear light weight forged aluminum wheels produced by Enkei in champion white finish. We first prep them with dry ice cleaning method then apply the wheel specific ceramic coating.

Undercarriage and Suspension

Tail light

Type R taillight is “smoked” or a slightly darked, smoked tint 

Engine bay treatment

Can’t leave the engine bay untouched right?

Both “Front” And “Rear” Engine Bay Are Dialed In

Parts Support

OEM Honda Horn Button – Thank You Son Vo @ N00dler @Shop.Formula.S Support