Drag Race: Acura NSX goes up against tuned Nissan GT-R
The golden era of the Japanese automotive industry may be gone now, but the Land of the rising Sun continues to make us quite happy with its unique supercars, such as the Acura NSX or the Nissan GT-R. The latter two have recently had a drag race show down hosted by Top Gear.
The NSX came to the start line in its bone-stock form, i.e. armed with a 3.5-liter V6 TT engine and three electric motors. Partnered to a nine-speed semi-automatic transmission, the setup delivers an impressive 573 horsepower (427 kilowatts) along with 645 Nm (476 lb×ft) of maximum torque.
In turn, the GT-R had gone through an extensive tuning routine. British tuner Litchfield has persuaded its 3.8-liter gas-burning turbo-six to ascend from the usual 565 hp (421 kW) and 633 Nm (467 lb×ft) to 631 hp (471 kW) and 814 Nm (600 lb×ft).
Thus, the Nissan is clearly ahead in terms of raw power, but the Acura has the clear starting torque advantage due to its electrified design.
Watch the video to find out who was the winner.
Reporter Artem Sukhanov
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