Honda NSX vs Acura NSX Type S

Picture of Acura NSX Type S (Mk II)
Picture of Honda NSX (Mk II)
Category Acura NSX Type SHonda NSX (Mk II)
Engine layout 3.5 l V63.5 l V6
Max power (ps / bhp) 608 / 600581 / 573
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 667 / 492646 / 476
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1705 / 37591770 / 3902
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 357 / 352328 / 324

Lap Times

Track Acura NSX Type SHonda NSX (Mk II)
Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit 1:32.781:34.37


Speed & distance Acura NSX Type SHonda NSX (Mk II)
0 - 60 mph 2.9 s3.0 s
0 - 100 mph 6.7 s6.8 s
0 - 130 mph 11.8 s11.6 s
0 - 150 mph 17.3 s17.0 s
1/4 mile 11.0 s @ 126.0 mph11.0 s @ 127.8 mph

General performance

Category Acura NSX Type SHonda NSX (Mk II)
Top speed 307 kph (191 mph)311 kph (193 mph)
Lateral acceleration 0.99 g (10 m/s²)1.06 g (10 m/s²)
70 mph - 0 47 m (155 ft)41 m (134 ft)


Category Acura NSX Type SHonda NSX (Mk II)
Track Performance 10095
Straight line speed 732786
Total 832881


NSX is the fastest by a small margin.

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Aaron  3m ago

What's with the drop off in top end acceleration for the NSX Type S, and the underwhelming braking and cornering performance?


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hostboy  3m ago

I think Acura wanted to make its Type S a little more trackfocused. A bit like Z06-7 Corvette or T/A Viper, though not like ZR1 or ACR. The aerodynamics give it a disadvantage too in straight line and that's not even the only part.

A fellow Type S model, the turbocharged V6 TLX has 355 hp and is only within 2-3 seconds of a Lexus IS500F and a narrow-body Charger Hellcat on the VIR track.

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Aaron  3m ago @hostboy

That'd explain the top end acceleration but that doesn't explain the braking and cornering being inferior to the regular NSX. Maybe it's a mistake on the site's calculations/estimates.

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hostboy  3m ago @Aaron

Perhaps because the NSX was tested millions of times, whereas the Type S was only tested 1-2x

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Aaron  3m ago @hostboy

Hmmm yeah probably. I'm sure better info would come out soon