Web Cartop, a Japanese automotive publication with strong similarities with now discontinued Best Motoring (BM), recently published a 16 minute film comparing the new Honda NSX against the reigning Japanese champion - Nissan GT-R.
Comparison took place in Tsukuba circuit - same track where Best Motoring hosted most of its famous track battles, and it featured free solo laps (time attack) as well as very BM-like 3 lap battle with both cars sharing the track in a real race.
Results were decisive and disappointing for the "new school" Honda NSX. It was obvious that the NSX driver Keiichi Tsuchiya was not comfortable with the car's behaviour, especially under braking and acceleration out of first corner.
Let's not forget that now legendary first generation Honda NSX also didn't become the "king of JDM supercars" immediately after its launch in 1990. It wasn't until the "Type R" model in 1992 before the mid-engine NSX platform could fulfill it's potential. It might be the same with the MK II and it's hybrid powertrain.