Cast in the vein of classic mid-engine Ferraris, the aluminum-bodied NSX is a true exotic sports car that just happens to start every morning.
Although introduced way back in 1991, the car remains a watermark for being agile and fun to drive.
Gurgling behind your ears, the V6 revs eagerly, and the shifter is a joy to use.
You can get an automatic, but that detracts from the joy of driving this car.
Handling is ultra responsive and invigorating, but at its cornering limits, the tail can slide with little warning.
Exotics like this are usually hard to live with, but the NSX is as accommodating as a two-seat Honda Accord.
Year after year of little change took their toll on sales, and 2005 was the last year for the original NSX.