Some cars, like Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, hit the roads and have no trouble ...
Some cars, like Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, hit the roads and have no trouble being digested by the enthusiasts simply because their snap, crackle, pop exhausts and eye-pleasing proportions make for the tasty batch of Kool Aid that can be guzzled as quickly as the Giulia runs through the tank of premium fuel.
On the other hand, the Acura NSX isn’t such the car. While it boasts seriously impressive figures, enthusiasts don’t know what to make of it.
And the main reason for the confusion is the fact that the NSX bears the name of Honda’s highly respected ancestor, and mars everything the NSX family previously stood for with the bloated price and complicated hybrid all-wheel drive trickery.
Still, 2017 is not the late 1990s, so it is best to stop judging this Honda-badged book before delving into what makes it tick. And to do just that, Drivetribe has managed to get ahold of two traditional track competitors, the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Nissan GT-R.
Upon weighing the cars, we learn that the Nissan GT-R is a bit heavier than what Nissan initially claims while Honda is nearly spot on.
The interesting part is when the team attempts to dyno the Honda NSX only to find that its instant electric torque makes it nearly impossible to get the concise read on thanks to wheel spin under hard and heavy acceleration.
It is nuances like these that make the NSX and the Tesla Model S tough to get the horsepower reading on. At least part two of this series should reveal which of the vehicles is faster in a straight line.
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