Revell introduced the 1:18 NSX in 1992 in both Europe and the USA.
Introduced in 1992 at less than half the price of the Kyosho version, the
Revell NSX seemed like a steal. However, the quality was clearly lower -
even lower than the Joueff NSX. Interestingly, the roof is plastic and is one
piece with the windshield - allowing for very sleek A pillar like the actual
car. This model is made in China with a 1992 copyright. The bottom of the
car also has "Honda NSX" identification.
The interior is quite proportionate and well detailed. The undercarriage has
reasonable detail but lacks the painting finish of the Kyosho. The front spoiler
lip is body colored instead of black. The rear window lacks the defroster and
In Europe, the Honda NSX was released in Silver, Red and Yellow - packaged in
the European blue Revell windowed boxes. The yellow one being the rarest.
Inaccuracies include: grey interior, "ACURA" on the steering airbag cover,
missing front fog lights, chromed wheels and BF Goodrich Comp T/A tires.
In the USA, the Acura NSX was available in Red packaged in a red windowed
box. This LHD model has "ACURA" barely visible on the steering airbag cover. The
front bumper has Acura's caliper logo while the rear tail light has the "ACURA"
logo. Inaccuracies include: grey interior, chromed wheels and BF Goodrich Comp
Revell reissued the 1:18 NSX in 2001 but with the original NSX's 5 spoke
wheels (still in chrome). 2 colors were in this reissue - Red (86-8948)
and Black (86-8949). Details that Revell added: black border around the
windshield (which even Kyosho does not have) and a black chin spoiler. In
this reissue, the Red NSX still has the black roof but has an ivory interior.
The black is a new color for Revell and it comes with a black interior.
Curiously, the tires are now Bridgestone S02 (marked ont eh sidewalls) but the
tread pattern does not match. The reissued cars come in a new design blue