This is a nice piece from the recent Mid-Ohio TV coverage that shows the track nicely enough and also shows the new NSX darting around an Accord Coupe. I’m trying very hard to get excited about the new NSX, so far completely without success. But maybe if I see it drive around enough I’ll come to love that anodyne shape and non-Viper-ish approach to supercar performance.
For a contrast of sorts to that very polished and fascinating video, here’s your humble author hackin’ it up around Mid-Ohio six years ago in a Camaro-Mustang-Challenge race. I didn’t actually fit in the car so I had to sit sort of sideways during the race which led to all sorts of very slow shifting and one rather fearsome brake lockup. The noise from the unmuffled Cobra 5.0 is worth it, however.
For the kind of money this new NSX will cost, you could probably have any of the three bad-ass track cars you see schooling my old ’95 in the video — Elliot Fisher’s supercharged AIX 2005 Mustang, a Viper Comp Coupe, or a race-gas-guzzling ASA stock car. My laptime of 1:42.3 is about what you’d expect a stock NSX to do, I suspect, but that Mustang sold for $12,000 right after I got done almost wrecking it. On the other hand, you’ll never see a Mustang in a Marvel Universe movie, right?