5 Of The Fastest Acura Models Ever Made, Ranked

Acura is a division of Honda Motor Company that primarily makes luxury and performance cars for the North American market. This brand has several legendary marques under its name, like the NSX and Integra.

Although some may say that Acura is just an expensive Honda, its models are distinct and a class above what Honda offers. Although Acura's models may have the same underpinnings as its Honda cousins, the former often has better performance and refinement.

So, if you're looking for something fast and luxurious but reliable and has excellent value, Acura is one of the brands you should look at. Furthermore, if you want a recent Japanese supercar, Acura arguably made one of the only three options available in the past decade with the NSX. However, like the Lexus LFA, it's no longer available brand new, and the only one you can buy right now is the Nissan R35 GT-R. Given that, let's look at the five fastest cars Acura made and see how fast we can go driving this performance brand.

5. 2005 Acura NSX-T

The Integra and the Legend introduced the Acura brand to the United States, but the Acura NSX put it on the map. This two-seat, mid-engine sports car proved that the Japanese could make a supercar to beat the Italians at their own game.

The 2005 NSX-T is the last iteration of this generation of the Acura NSX, and even though it was 15 years old at that point, it was still a formidable vehicle. It had a naturally aspirated 3.2-liter V6 engine — capable of hitting 290 hp at 7,100 rpm and 224 ft-lbs of torque at 5,500 rpm — powering the rear tires through a six-speed manual. This gave it a 175 mph top speed and a zero to 60 time of just 5.6 seconds.

But more importantly, it had an all-aluminum monocoque body, meaning it was truly a light vehicle. The Acura NSX-T just weighed 3,197 pounds, about 1,000 pounds lighter than the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster. And, when Acura launched it in 1990, this Japanese supercar did hold true to its NSX name.