The Honda NSX, marketed in North America as the Acura NSX, is a two-seat coupe , mid-engined sports car
engine produced by Honda. The beginnings of the NSX date back to 1984 with the HP-X concept (Honda Pininfarina
eXperimental)  which was a mid-engined 3.0-litre V6 sports car and
rear wheel drive. Honda committed to the project with the goal of meeting or exceeding the performance of the current one
Ferrari's V8 engine, while offering reliability and a lower price. That's how the concept developed and it was named
changed to NS-X, meaning “New”, “Sportscar” “e X perimental”,  although the production model was launched as NSX.
Gordon Murray, designer of the McLaren F1 supercar, stated that he used the NSX as inspiration for the F1 after
tested a number of high-performance cars and found the NSX chassis to perform best. Murray stated that he did
a design "monumental" to the design of sports cars. He found that he would
the car easily handled more power and tried to convince Honda to develop a more powerful engine, but was refused.
This led Murray to develop a BMW-powered F1, but he liked the NSX so much that he bought it for his personal
use and traveled 75,000 km with it. Murray stated that the NSX is "close to his heart".