We've been very impressed with the shifting in our Zanardi edition NSX. The shift knob used in this special edition is the same found in the Type-S edition NSX in Japan. This factory designed heavy-weighted T304 stainless steel shift knob feels excellent in the hand and the weight allows the knob to easily drop in to gear. The factory price is $360.00+, so we had to find a way to replicate the design and finish for our customers.
After testing in materials and finishing, we were able to accurately replicate this shift knob. We have taken the design a step further now, adding a clip mechanism that allows this shift knob to work with the standard factory leather shift boot. With this clip design, the knob can clip directory into the factory plastic ring on the leather shift boot. Once installed, the knob's flanged base beautifully integrates to the shift boot.
The shift knob is CNC machined from billet T304 - then ground, bead blasted, then electro-polished. The elaborate finishing process results in a semi-luster finish that is beautiful, hard, and durable - exactly replicating the factory finish. Heavy weighted (440-444 grams) - this shift knob increases shifting precision.
This shift knob works with either the factory shift stalk, or the extended thread shift stalk. The extended thread shift stalk allows this shift knob to thread down lower (another 10mm) for shorter throws.