Building on the NSX’s 30th anniversary, Honda has released a message from the original car’s chief engineer, Shigeru Uehara. It’s all in Japanese, naturally, but with the help of our pal and Hot Wheels’ resident Honda-head Ryu Asada, we’ve been able to bring you a translation.
According to Ryu, Uehara says something like this:
It’s been 30 years since the NSX was born. The NSX is a car that we at Honda wanted to make, no matter what it took. The part I love most about the NSX, is that I was involved from the very beginning of the process to the very end, and that I’m able to see the many happy faces of NSX owners.
Many told me, “The NSX changed our lives.” There aren’t too many cars in this world that could do that. I’m so grateful and thankful for that.
The NSX’s all-aluminum body structure has held up pretty well, and the exterior design has aged well. I, too, have owned an NSX for 30 years, and even today my car runs strong without issues. The NSX is a car you can spend your life with.
I sincerely wish that all of you have many more wonderful days with the NSX. I’d like to thank all of you who’ve cherished our NSX for this long.
Actually, it’s we that should thank Uehara for bringing to life one of the greatest cars built by man. It truly warms our hearts to know that Uehara has personally owned an NSX since the car was new.