Senna’s legacy will forever be linked to the NSX

Certain race car drivers are irrevocably linked to a specific automaker. We know about Michael Schumacher’s relationship with Ferrari and we also know about the close ties between the late, great Ayrton Senna and Honda. Much like the Schumi-Ferrari relationship, Senna and Honda shared a bond that went well beyond the race track, so much so that Senna actually played a big hand the development of the original Honda NSX supercar. The three-time F1 world champion even reportedly owned three NSXs when he was alive, one of which has since been auctioned and another appearing in a U.K. dealership.

I bring all of this up because of filmmaker Robert Alblas. He may not be a household name, but Alblas is good at what he does and proof of that comes in the form of this short film he created, artistically capturing the relationship between Ayrton Senna and the first-generation Honda NSX.

Captured through the lens is that imbibed a “walk-down-memory-lane” feel to it, complete with a dusty garage setting that served as a nice backdrop for the iconic NSX. In between shots of the NSX’s unmistakable design, Alblas spliced it with sepia-toned footages of Senna’s accomplishments in Formula One, creating a unique interplay between the car and the driver that it’s most associated with.

From there, the NSX is taken out of the garage and driven on a country road, complete with aggressive shots of it blasting through straights and attacking corners. All the while, images of Senna’s F1 adventures continue to be spliced into the action. Those who are unfamiliar with the relationship between the Senna and the NSX will surely find this short film riveting from start to finish.


Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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