Acura NSX vs. Nissan GT-R vs. Porsche 911 Turbo [video]
The NSX, GT-R and 911 are all extremely quick, but one of them is so quick it beggars belief.
Back in the day, the Ferrari F40 was considered the cream of the crop in supercar circles. It was the first car ever to break the 200mph barrier and could reach the 150mph mark in just 18 seconds. As a result, it’s still held in high regard today.
However, compared to modern supercars, the F40 is sluggish.
For the second part of his Acura NSX test – sold as a Honda NSX in the UK – Jethro Bovingdon headed to an airstrip to pit the supercar against a Nissan GT-R and a Porsche 911 Turbo. The test? To see which car can get to 150mph in the quickest time.
On paper, all three vehicles share a number of traits. They are all all-wheel drive. They’ve all got turbocharged six-cylinder engines which pump out around 500 or so horsepower. And they’ve all got dual-clutch transmissions.
Historically, it’s always been the GT-R and 911 that have thrashed it out in drag races and time trials to see which one is king. And, in most cases, it’s been the German car that has emerged victorious over Godzilla.
But now along has come the NSX, with a hybrid setup that produces a cool 573-horsepower from three electric motors and twin-turbocharged V6. It’s a setup that should make both Nissan and Porsche stand up and take note.
We won’t spoil it for you by announcing the winner here. You’ll have to check out the video below for yourself. Let’s just say that despite the cars appearing similar on paper, it’s ultimately weight and engine placement that determine the winner of this race…