F1 legend honda nsx auction

F1 legend’s “Portuguese Honda” up for auction

A rather special black Honda NSX from Portugal will be going under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ Race & Retro Classic Car sales this month. It belonged to Formula 1 world champion Ayrton Senna, and it reportedly still has his footprint on one of the carpets.
Describing the car on eBay before it was referred to Silverstone, the seller says it was “hardly used”, with 31,800 miles on the clock, “completely original” and “with carpets used by Senna, the last time he drove it, inclusive of his footprint”.
The car is one of the two NSXs Senna used when he came to Portugal. Before he died in 1994, the racing legend had two homes here – one in Quinta do Lago, where there is now a road named after him, and one in Sintra.
This all-black version is the one he used in Sintra, and was given to him by his friend, sponsor and manager António Carlos de Almeida Braga.
It’s a classic, in all senses of the word. “Don’t forget,” BBC’s Top Gear website writes “the reason for the NSX’s excellence is partly down to Senna himself, who provided direct input into the car’s cornering and handling characteristics”.
The sleek machine is expected to raise at least £85,000 at auction, while this year also marks the 20th anniversary since Senna’s untimely death.
Senna’s 1992 NSX is set to go under the hammer on February 22.