The Acura NSX Type S, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Porsche 911 Turbo S, and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray are the four fastest and most enjoyable performance cars on the market but which of them is best suited for a drag strip?
To answer this question, the Throttle House boys pitted the four against each other for a series of drag races on the Willow Springs International Raceway in the United States.
First, the numbers. Starting with the GT-R Nismo, it is equipped with a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 rated 592 hp and 481 lb-ft (652 Nm) of torque, which means it matches the Acura NSX Type S very well. A twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 produces three electric motors, and a combined 600 hp and 492 lb-ft (667 Nm). Led by the pack, the 992-generation 911 Turbo S’s twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six mashed out 640 hp and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm).
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For the C8 Corvette, it is less powerful than the others, rated at 495 hp and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm).
The first race consists of GT-R Nismo, NSX Type S and C6 Corvette. All three exceptionally sprint from the line but it is Nissan that takes the lead early and holds it for the entire race, ahead of Akura in second and Corvette in third.
A rotating race was then held between the trio and while the Corvette was behind, the GT-R and NSX Type S were exceptionally close but in the end, Nissan simply claimed victory.
The final race includes the GT-R Nismo and the 911 Turbo S. No matter how fast Nissan accelerates, it has no hope of keeping pace with the Porsche and falls into the dust.