2017 NSX versus 2017 R8 V10 Coupe
The first Acura NSX was introduced a quarter century ago as a mid-engine sports car, which quickly became popular among auto enthusiasts. For 2017, Acura brings the NSX name back on the market, as a fresh, racetrack hungry, hybrid supercar. Thanks to its Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system, the supercar gets extra help in acceleration and corner torque vectoring from electric motors.
Design-wise the car resembles some similarities with Audi's R8, which is the main motive behind this comparison. 2017 NSW sits slightly lower and has a wider body than the R8. The latter doesn't have a hybrid version, but instead Audi offers an all-electric R8 e-tron.
Thanks to some help from the electric motors, the NSX produces more torque than the R8 V10 plus: figures at 476 and 413 lb-ft respectively. NSX's combined power, which adds up to 573 hp, is less than what V10 plus produces, but it's still more compared to the "normal" R8 V10. Acura hasn't released any performance data yet, but we expect the Japanese supercar to hit the 60 mph mark in around mid-3 seconds.