Rented Acura NSX Found Destroyed Off Road Near Las Vegas

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You need to pay attention when driving any car, but it becomes even more important when behind the wheel of a performance-oriented machine. The guy who wrecked a rented Acura NSX near Las Vegas, Nevada, learned this lesson the expensive way.

The NSX allegedly belongs to Vegas-based performance car rental company Dream Exotics, according to a report from Tire Meets Road. The rental business reportedly posted about the wreck on Instagram, but removed that info at the writing of this story.

The incident reportedly took place at the picturesque Red Rock Canyon Loop, which is in Nevada and near Vegas. The driver crashed the car which allegedly caused the airbag to inflate. The person contacted the rental company and informed them of the incident. Because the NSX was so far from the road, Acura had to sit there all night until an off-road capable tow truck could arrive on site.

Judging from the crash pictures, the damage didn’t appear to be too severe. The front fascia is partially torn. However, rough terrain can cause damage to the underbody, causing damage that we cannot see. None of the reports mention any injuries that occurred during this accident.

Dream Exotics website still have NSX listed as part of company inventory. The rental fee is $399 for four hours or $699 for 24 hours.

Acura is currently discontinuing production of the current generation NSX. It no longer makes standard models but builds 350 units of the NSX Type S. Of that number, 300 are for the US market.

The Type S continues to use a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with three electric motors. However, output is now 600 horsepower and 492 pound-feet of torque, compared to 573 hp and 476 lb-ft for the standard model. This model also has a wider track and an optional Light Package with carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon fiber engine covers and carbon interior trim to reduce curb weight by up to 57.8 pounds (26.2 kilograms).

Acura managed to sell 300 units for the US in just 24 hours and put together a waiting list of 100 people should one drop out. Prices start at $169,500 or $182,500 with the Light Plan.

For a discussion of what it’s like to drive an NSX Type S, check out this episode of the Rambling About Cars podcast:


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