SEMA 2017: Science Of Speed Builds “Dream Project” NSX

The NSX master minds at Science Of Speed (SOS) got to literally live out their dreams when they were tapped by Acura to build a second-generation NSX for SEMA this year.

So how did Science Of Speed turn a base-model NSX into their “Dream Project”?

They started where you’d expect: with the engine. SOS started with by developing high-performance downpipes and a lightweight stainless steel exhaust system to help the NSX exhale.

This combination of pipes shaves 16lbs off the total weight of the NSX and adds 37 horsepower and 31 ft-lbs of torque, bringing the total power to 610 horses and 507 total ft-lbs of torque.

To improve grip and handling SOS, gave their NSX a set of wide five-spoke Advan GT forged wheels finished in “Machine Hyper Black” and wrapped in Pirelli Trofeo R tires.

The NSX’s ride height was reduced a little more than an inch thanks to a custom suspension set up which includes a sensor kit from iLIFT which will automatically lift the front end of the NSX by 2 inches when it detects an obstacle.

To give their NSX the right look, SOS developed their own custom GT3-inspired aero kit which adds some much needed flavor to Acura’s current super car.

There is no official word yet on whether or not SOS will mass produce their NSX aero kit for retail but I’d be willing to guess that if this car gets a good reception at SEMA they’ll probably do just that.

What do you think of the Science Of Speed NSX “Dream Project”?  Also, what would your “Dream Project” be?  Let us know in the comments or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype.

For more pics of the SOS Dream Project as well as the full specs and press release, scroll below.

Science Of Speed Dream Project gallery:

Press Release and Specs:

Features GT3-inspired aero kit to increase downforce and styling in homage to first-generation NSX

  • Powertrain mods boost power to 610 horsepower and 507 lb.-ft. of torque


Oct 30, 2017 – TORRANCE, Calif.  — Debuting at SEMA, the second generation Acura NSX “Dream Project,” created by acclaimed NSX specialist, ScienceofSpeed, features subtle enhancements to the supercar’s powertrain, suspension and styling to elevate performance.

Based in Chandler, Arizona, ScienceofSpeed – established in 2001 – began by developing high-performance downpipes and a light-weight stainless steel exhaust system (-16 lbs.) resulting in a deeper, more aggressive engine note. Liquid injected intercooling further elevates engine performance by cooling intake air before it enters the twin-turbochargers, improving power output to a combined 610 horsepower (+37) and 507 lb.-ft. torque (+31).

The extraordinary handling capabilities of the NSX supercar were further improved with wider five-spoke Advan GT forged wheels (F: 20×9, R: 21×12) with a Machine Hyper Black finish and wrapped in race-ready Pirelli Trofeo R tires. A custom suspension lowering kit was installed, reducing the NSX’s ride height by slightly more than one-inch. To make approaching difficult driveways and speed bumps easier, ScienceofSpeed integrated automatic sensing suspension technology from iLIFT which uses patented sensors to automatically raise the front axle of the NSX two-inches when obstacles are detected.

Thoughtfully executed exterior enhancements include a GT3-inspired ScienceofSpeed aero kit with aggressive front strakes, wider carbon fiber ducted rocker panels, a mid-height rear wing and larger rear diffuser to improve downforce while retaining factory design elements. The large Carbon Ceramic Brembo brakes stand out with a gold flake finish. In homage to the first-generation NSX, a gloss black roof transitions down to the Nouvelle Blue Pearl painted bodywork.

Continuing the two-tone blue and black theme, the interior of the Dream Project NSX features custom black leather Recaro Pole Position racing seats with blue stitching and accents on the doors, dash and seats. The blue fabric features a hexagonal pattern referencing the NSX’s iconic honeycomb grille. Finally, a gaugeART OLED multi-function display mounted high on the dash provides the driver with key vehicle performance data.

“ScienceofSpeed is thrilled to present our expression of the second generation NSX unlimited and unrestricted,” said Chris Willson, general manager of ScienceofSpeed. “Devoted NSX fans share in a rich 27-year history, and with the second generation NSX reaching the aftermarket community, now is an extraordinary time to be an NSX enthusiast. We are thrilled to share our passion for this iconic platform.”

ScienceofSpeed “Dream Project” Acura NSX

  • 610 (+37) Horsepower   
  • 507 (+31) lb.-ft. of Torque 


  • ScienceofSpeed Sport Downpipes
  • ScienceofSpeed Sport+ Exhaust
  • ScienceofSpeed Liquid Injection Intercooling System


  • ScienceofSpeed Sport Aero Kit Front Strakes
  • ScienceofSpeed Sport Ducted Carbon Fiber Rocker Panels
  • ScienceofSpeed Carbon Fiber Diffuser
  • ScienceofSpeed Carbon Fiber Mid-height GT Spoiler
  • Andaro Nouvelle Blue Paint with Gloss Black roof
  • Gold Powdercoated Carbon Ceramic Brembo Brakes


  • Recaro Pole Position ABE Racing Seats
  • ScienceofSpeed Sliding Seat Rails
  • gaugeART Multi-function OLED Gauge
  • Custom Upholstery with Black Leather, Blue Stitching and Fabric Accents


  • ScienceofSpeed Lowering Kit
  • iLIFT Pneumatic Suspension Lift System

Wheels & Tires:

  • Advan GT Premium Forged Wheels (F: 20×9, R: 21×12)
  • Pirelli Trofeo R tires
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