|Honda ARTA NSX '00|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec|
Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Engine||3.5L GT500-spec V6 engine|
|Max Power||481 BHP|
|Performance Points||560 PP|
|Weight||1,150 kilograms (2,500 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||2.46 kg (5.4 lb) per horsepower|
The Honda ARTA NSX '00 is a race car produced by Honda based on their NSX sports car. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.
The car appears to be the #8 driven by Japanese drivers Keiichi Tsuchiya and Aguri Suzuki, who achieved a 13th place finish in the GT500 class of the 2000 JGTC season.
"A car that garnered much attention with a combination of Aguri Suzuki and Keiichi Tsuchiya as its drivers."
During the 2000 racing season of the Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC), the flamboyant No. 8 ARTA NSX was a crowd favorite. The reason: it was piloted by a couple of racing superstars. The team consisted of former Formula 1 driver Aguri Suzuki and "Drift King" Keiichi Tsuchiya. For the first half of the season the duo drove the somewhat outdated 1999 race NSX, but starting with the 4th race at Fuji Speedway, they switched to the 2000 model, which underwent significant changes to improve handling. Honda engineers placed and idler gear between the output shaft and transmission, as well as incorporating thinner and more compact gears, like that of Formula cars, in the gearbox. As a result, the exhaust pipes that once ran under the engine were moved around the sides, allowing the engine to be lowered for improved center-of-gravity.
Suzuki and Tsuchiya praised the new, revived NSX, saying "not only does it just corner better, it feels improved in every aspect, from lowered air resistance to better brakes. It grips more in the front and much more in the rear, which allows it to stick to the surface like glue. It feels just like a Formula car." Their appreciation translated to a win right away. After that, things went downhill as the team experienced mechanical difficulties throughout the rest of the season. When it was over, the ARTA NSX placed 13th overall.
This car can be won by winning the All Japan GT Championship in the Amateur League section, or by winning the Special Stage Route 11 All-Night. In both events, it has a chance of 1/4 (25% of probability) to come as a prize car. It is one of a handful of cars available in Arcade mode at the start of the game, labeled an S-class car.
This car is available to the player in Arcade Mode from the beginning.
In Gran Turismo 4, the Honda ARTA NSX (JGTC) '00 can be bought for 1,350,000 Credits.
This car can be purchased for 1,000,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Honda ARTA NSX (JGTC) '00 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for around 735,551 Credits. It is a Level 17 car.
In Gran Turismo 6, the Honda ARTA NSX '00 can be bought for 750,000 Credits. It is a Simple car.