AEM Joins Clarion Builds Program as Gold Sponsor for Project NSX

Clarion and its Clarion Builds program partners team up to fully restore and modify a first-year Acura NSX with state-of-the-art electronics and performance upgrades

Aug 27, 2015, 16:15 ET from Clarion

CYPRESS, Calif., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarion Corporation of America announced today that AEM Induction Systems has teamed up with Clarion as a gold level partner for the Clarion Builds program's highly-anticipated new project, the complete restoration and tasteful modification of a legendary first-year Acura NSX. As a gold level sponsor, AEM Induction Systems will be integral in equipping the icon with a specialized cold air induction system that unlocks the full potential of the modifications planned for the project's engine.

"AEM Induction Systems is pleased to join the Clarion Builds program. AEM and Clarion technically occupy different corners of the automotive aftermarket industry, but our fan base is interconnected within the same overall automotive lifestyle," stated Jesse Spungin, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, from AEM Induction Systems. "AEM brings over 20 years of import tuner heritage to the second installment of the Clarion Builds program. We feel that our Dryflow® performance air filters and cold air intake knowledge will help make the Clarion Builds' 1991 Acura NSX project a success. We are looking forward to connecting with Clarion, its strong car audio and multimedia consumer fan base, as well as sharing the AEM philosophy for performance with future generations."

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 AEM Induction Systems, aim to unite fans and fully integrate them into the program through social media engagement. 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.

"Choosing the right partners for any automotive project is essential to ensuring that the end goals set for the build are achieved," said Allen H. Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing and Product Planning for Clarion Corporation of America and Chief of the Clarion Builds Program. "We are convinced that AEM Induction Systems' stellar reputation for designing low restriction and high-airflow induction systems makes them an ideal partner for the build. And, with that in mind, we are quite excited to work with AEM on creating a custom intake system that keeps the NSX's internal engine components protected from the elements, while unlocking hidden power."

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
Paint: Black
Interior: Tan Leather

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About AEM:
Advanced Engine Management, more commonly referred to as AEM, was embedded in the import tuner market from the very beginning. AEM understood both the practical and theoretical side of engine performance resulting in the birth of packaged Cold Air Induction Kits in 1994. Today AEM Induction Systems continues its legacy as a manufacturer of performance air intakes and air filter products that are Engineered to Outperform. The company distributes high-quality street and race performance products worldwide. Its passion toward quality and proven performance, gives AEM the confidence to warranty its American made products with a lifetime limited warranty.

About Clarion Builds:
Clarion Builds is an innovative marketing program that began in the summer of 2014, initiated by Clarion USA 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 who 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.

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