Watch A Honda NSX Destroy A Nissan GT-R In Two Drag Races

A drag race between the second-generation NSX and a GT-R should be close, but these two straight-line battles from Car Wow go a different way...

Remind me later

Really, this drag race should be very, very close. Both of these Japanese supercars are similarly porky, and in terms of power, there’s very little in it - the Nissan makes 562bhp, and the Honda 571bhp.

But, the Honda has a trick up its sleeve: a trio of electric motors - two for the front axle, and one attached to the 3.5-litre V6’s crankshaft to perform a torque-fill function. In other words: bye bye turbo lag.

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It’s thanks to this setup that the NSX hooks up tremendously well off the line, and does so consistently. During the standing-start race and the rolling-start run, it has no trouble beating the GT-R, and by a huge margin.

Still, the front-engined Nissan certainly wins on value - its mid-engined compatriot costs nearly twice as much…

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