Trailers are not usually newsworthy, but Honda has created something special – they made a trailer out of an NSX supercar.
Built by the Japanese brand’s American luxury division, Acura, the trailer will be hauled behind a complete NSX in the 2023 edition of the One Lap of America. The event sees teams spend eight days covering more than 5000km and hit the track at multiple venues including Road Atlanta and Nashville Superspeedway.
To assist with the entry, the Acura team decided to build a trailer so that it could carry spare tyres, tools and fluids for the event. Fortunately, the NSX that they cut in half was a test mule that was destined for the scrapyard anyway, so it’s less traumatic for supercar fans.
“When we saw the opportunity to build a trailer out of an Acura NSX supercar we thought, ‘Why not?’” explained Justyn Bobinski, a Honda engineer who will drive the NSX entry. “There was no hesitation from the passionate associates at the Performance Manufacturing Center, [Auto Development Center] fabrication or the rest of our Honda of America Racing Team in supporting this unconventional idea.”
Bobinksi, a vehicle dynamics engineer, will share the one-and-a-half NSX with Chad Gilsinger, a brake system engineer at Honda’s North American Auto Development Center in Ohio.
Like the car, the trailer is fitted with H&R springs, HRE wheels and Falken tyres and it’s even got a reversing camera.