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.
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…