CYPRESS, Calif., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarion Corporation of America announced today that AutoWave Inc. has teamed up with Clarion as a Platinum level partner for the Clarion Builds program and was awarded the "Official Builder" title for the program's exciting 1991 Acura NSX build. Located in Huntington Beach, California, and recognized nationally as an authority in anything Honda and Acura, AutoWave will be instrumental in offering expertise in much of the refreshing and upgrading planned for the build and ensuring that the car is built to the highest standards.
"Designed to dominate competing supercars of its time, the NSX is perhaps one of the most unique and sophisticated cars ever made. Due to their complexity, there aren't many shops that truly specialize in them," said Michael Lapier, Co-Owner of AutoWave Inc. "AutoWave has been serving the Honda and Acura community for three decades, and has become the country's most reputable source for maintaining, repairing, restoring and modifying the NSX. Not only do we know these incredible cars inside and out, we have serviced over 600 NSX's since their introduction in 1991. When Clarion presented the opportunity to become the Official Builder of the Clarion Builds Project NSX, we were honored and knew we had to be a part of it! There is tremendous value in the program's ability to connect its partners with automotive enthusiasts everywhere and we can't wait to show the world what we have up our sleeve for this soon-to-be reawakened supercar!"
Following the format of the inaugural Clarion Builds project featuring the complete restoration of an iconic 1974 BMW 2002, Clarion and its key partners for the NSX project, including AutoWave Inc., aim to unite fans and fully integrate them as a part of the program through both social and traditional media engagements. Additionally, Clarion and its partners will work collaboratively to provide a great deal of detailed content designed to generate excitement and encourage fan participation as the NSX progresses through various stages of the build process.
"We have big plans for the NSX and a fairly small window to get each piece of the build completed," said Allen H. Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing and Product Planning for Clarion Corporation of America and Chief of the Clarion Builds Program. "This type of planning and execution requires a build partner that possesses the ability to masterfully conduct an orchestra of skilled mechanics, engine builders, tuners, outside vendors and more to ensure that the project is not only completed on time, but at a level of quality that satisfies even the most discerning of automotive enthusiasts. When it comes to the NSX, AutoWave fits the bill and we are excited to have them be a part of the exciting transformation of our NSX."
About the project car:
Vehicle: 1991 Acura NSX
Powertrain: 3.0-liter DOHC VTEC V-6, 270 hp, 210 lb-ft; RWD, 5-speed manual
Mileage: 230,000 miles
Interior: Tan Leather
Photo Galleries of the Acura NSX build progress: http://bit.ly/1MxjEfk
Video Unveiling of the Acura NSX: https://youtu.be/231B26cHyj0
Video of Clarion Builds NSX Dyno Pull Pre-build: https://youtu.be/smlH6WwdqTU
To learn out more about the program, or to follow the complete build, visit Clarion Builds at www.clarionbuilds.com, watch the latest Clarion Builds video at www.youtube.com/clarionUS or follow Clarion on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ClarionUSAOnline
For info about Clarion, please visit: http://www.clarion.com/us/en/corp/about-clarion/index.html
About Clarion Builds:
Clarion Builds is an innovative marketing program that began in the summer of 2014, initiated by Clarion Corporation of America to tackle unique restoration projects of iconic cars and trucks in cooperation with key partners, hand-selected for each individual project. The program is designed to connect with new and existing fans that are car enthusiasts, automotive sports fans, journalists, historians, and anyone with an interest in design and style, through a mix of social and traditional media.
AutoWave is a full-service shop serving only Honda and Acura vehicles. Their factory-trained and certified master technicians specialize in every Honda-made vehicle from the family hauling Odyssey minivan to high-performance vehicles like the Acura NSX. Serving all of Orange County since 1985, AutoWave strictly adheres to Honda's factory guidelines and specifications across all of their services. Their large 10-bay facility located in Huntington Beach, CA is equipped with the latest diagnostic tools, allowing them to troubleshoot even the most complex problems, complete repairs faster and save customers money. Family owned and operated, AutoWave takes pride in customer service and strives to provide every customer with the time and attention they deserve with every service.
Video - http://youtu.be/smlH6WwdqTU
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SOURCE Clarion Corporation of America