Why Toyota’s company museum just added a Honda to its collection
To be fair, it’s not just any Honda—it’s the iconic NSX supercar
Yes, you read that right. The official corporate museum of the Japanese carmaker, located in Nagakute City, Japan, just added a red first-generation Honda NSX to its vast collection. It joins an archive that not only includes some of Toyota’s rarest and most valuable vehicles, but also select automotive icons from other carmakers — direct rivals included.
Like the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in the United States, Toyota’s museum reserves space for non-Toyota vehicles, cars regarded as legends in their own right. And as far as legends go, the NSX is right up there with the best.
It debuted in 1990 – wearing a Honda badge in Japan, and an Acura one here – and completely redefined the notion of what a supercar could be. Here was an affordable performance machine that served up tons of adrenaline-charged excitement behind the wheel, and yet was reliable enough to function as a daily driver.