NSX group test on the Top Gear track

I recently got the call to head down to Dunsfold Aerodrome south of Guildford for a five car photo-shoot for Classic and Sports Car magazine where I am still on the staff after 32 years.The perimeter track of old Royal Canadian Airforce airfield was made famous as the original Top Gear test track and it’s now possible to hire a section of the track for photo-shoots. Our subjects on that bright autumnal day was an icon of the Japanese super car world ,the Honda NSX.

There’s a huge following for the Ferrari beating NSX both for the original series launched in 1990 and the new high performance version that appeared in 2016 with over 500bhp on tap and a 0-60 of under 3 seconds.

As well as the standard cars we were joined by two owners with the holy grail of the NSX range, the Type R. With 120kgs stripped out from the already lightweight aluminium monocoque and a hand built blueprinted engine, the Type R cost an incredible £15,000 more than the stock model and only a few hundred were built of both the NA1 and NA2 models seen in this panning image below.

To read Greg McLeman’s article and see the whole feature get hold of a copy of the December 2021 issue of Classic and Sports Car magazine