Delight in the Sound of VTEC Kicking In, Yo

The Spice-Acura prototype had a lovely VTEC V6 that made a noise like nothing else.

Marshall Pruett

The Spice-Acura prototype looked like four-wheeled UFO when it terrorized IMSA’s GTP Lights category from 1991-1993, and thanks to its rev-friendly 425hp VTEC V6 mounted in the back, it went largely unbeaten for three seasons.

Reunited with his championship-winning ride in 2015, Parker Johnstone strapped in at Laguna Seca during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion event and humbled most of opposition in their 800hp full-bore GTP cars.

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Marshall Pruett

The tune-changing V6, with its bass transitioning into treble once the VTEC system takes control in the upper RPM range, is just one of the joys to be heard while riding next to Johnstone. Iconic car, iconic driver, with an iconic Acura NSX-derived engine: it’s a formula that always works.

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