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The Clarion Builds NSX Destined to Raise Money for a BIG Cause
In our last post, we announced that our head-turning supercharged ‘91 Clarion Builds NSX will be headed to Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas classic car auction to raise money to support the American Red Cross.
Adding a Rugged But Stylish Audio System to Our Yamaha YXZ1000R SE
In October, the Clarion Builds Acura NSX will be headed to Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas classic car auction to raise a substantial amount of money for a notable charity
Forced Induction Series - Part 2: The Turbocharger
In the last installment of Clarion Builds Powersports build, we went over some of the performance, ergonomic and safety modifications made to our 2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R SE.
Clarion Builds Fortifies YXZ1000R with Body and Cabin Upgrades
Forced induction has been on the rise in new cars for the last 30 years, and turbocharging has taken the lead as the mainstay for boosting performance and efficiency over the last 10 years.
A Quick Look at the Powersports Industry and A Very Special Introduction
As a special Clarion Builds mini project, Clarion Builds has taken on the build of a 2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R SE.
Forced Induction Series - Part 1: The Supercharger
For as long as humans have been motorizing buggies and bicycles, we have been powering through the wilderness away from roads, streets and civilization.
FROM 207 TO 344 HORSEPOWER AT THE WHEELS
You’ve probably heard the old axiom “there is no replacement for displacement”. The thinking behind it is that the only real way to effectively see a significant boost in horsepower is to swap in a larger engine.
THE MADDENING EVOLUTION OF THE DASHBOARD
As many self-proclaimed car enthusiasts will tell you, the itch to squeeze more out of even the best cars on the road can hit you almost immediately upon purchasing a sportscar
DEFUNCT BRANDS DRIVING CHINESE AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATION
Have you ever looked at the inside of a modern luxury vehicle and wondered why dashboards and console designs have become so busy?
LOOK BACK AT THE BRANDS THAT DIDN’T STAND A CHANCE… AND ONE THAT ALMOST DID!
If you feel that China is on a global shopping spree, you are not alone. From hotel chain takeover bids to buying landmarks and technology companies in US and Europe, China is looking for strategic buys in almost any industry and the automotive industry is not an exception...
CRAVING FOR A TRUE LEGEND, ACURA LEGEND THAT IS
Well it looks like Toyota has decided that it is time to ensure its rule continues uninterrupted and executed its youthful Scion brand. Although Scion has been selling cars for 14 years, it has been doing so less and less since 2006, it was not…
A HEART TRANSPLANT FOR CLARION BUILDS 1991 NSX
In the 1980’s, Honda planned its entrance into the United States luxury car market with a new brand and models suited to luxury buyers. That brand was Acura and the first car to launch under that plan was the Acura Legend. In collaboration with…
UPDATING THE NSX’S GRIP, CORNERING ABILITY AND BRAKING CLARION BUILDS STYLE
There is nothing more exciting than the visceral feel of an engine pushing its full potential on a set of tires just barely holding grip against the pavement as your car accelerates forward in a burst of speed. The sounds, smells, and force against your…
FOLLOWING THE LEADER – A BRIEF ABOUT SPORTS SEDANS
Vehicles like the first generation Acura NSX are not born out of the need to deliver the most horsepower to the pavement, but rather outperform competitive vehicles across multiple metrics of performance on the road and at the track. For the NSX this meant a…
MESSING WITH PERFECTION – UPDATING THE LOOK OF AN NSX
When people talk about the sports sedan, the first car to come to most people’s mind is the BMW 3 series. It has been a dominant leader in the segment for decades, and when you look back to the car that started it all you…
FIVE FUTURE CLASSICS FROM THE 90S THAT WONT BREAK THE BANK
Honda created a timeless classic design when it sculpted the NSX, going for a cab forward, long tail design that gives you fighter jet like proportions. Not much can be done to improve on what is already a great looking vehicle. But, after 25 years…
HOW DID AMY GET ADDED TO THE PROGRAM?
Growing up, many of us wallpapered our bedrooms with posters of Ferrari F40s and Testarossas, Lamborghini Countaches and Diablos, McLaren F1s, Porsche 911s, and of course the NSX. Some of us also lined our bookshelves with large scale models of these automotive legends as well…
When we launched the Clarion Builds program back in the summer of 2014 with the inaugural restoration project of our iconic 1974 BMW 2002, we definitely knew we had a hit on our hands...
ANNOUNCING PROJECT CAR #2
With Clarion Builds, we intend to make each build we do at least as, if not more, exciting than the one it follows...
Clarion Builds to Fully Restore and Modify a Tired, High Mileage First-Year Acura NSX With State-of-the-Art Electronics and Performance Upgrades While Staying True to Car’s Roots...