Acura NSX vs. Audi R8 Front - Comparison #1

Acura NSX vs. Audi R8
Comparison illustrates design differences and should not be used or understood as a contrasting of advantages of one model over another. Lighting, shooting angle and other factors may affect the appearance of the model.

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.

Specification Comparison

2017 Acura NSX2017 Audi R8
TrimBase Coupe
  • V10 Plus Quattro Coupe
  • V10 Quattro Coupe
MSRP$156,000$162,900 - $189,900
Engine3.5L V-6 Twin-Turbo5.2L V-10
Power573 hp540 - 610 hp
Torque476 lb-ft398 - 413 lb-ft
Transmission9-Speed Automatic7-Speed Automatic
DrivetrainAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
0 to 60 mph-3.2 - 3.5 sec
Fuel Consumption
MPG (City / Comb. / Hw.)21 / 21 / 22 -
Tank Capacity15.6 gal19.3 - 21.9 gal
Exterior Dimensions
Width87.3 in80.2 in
Width w/o Mirrors-76.4 in
Length176.0 in174.3 in
Height47.8 in48.8 in
Min. Ride Height3.7 in-
Wheelbase103.5 in104.3 in
Interior Dimensions
First Row Leg Room42.8 in-
First Row Head Room38.3 in38.5 in
First Row Shoulder Room57.6 in55.1 - 59.1 in
First Row Hip Room54.5 in-

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