The Acura NSX is already one of the world’s quickest supercars that’s quite formidable around the twisty bits and even race tracks.
The GT3 EVO, however, is definitely on another level, as it is built for racing. But just how different are they? That’s what Meyer Shank Racing driver Trent Hindman was tasked with finding out.
The 2019 NSX is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that produces 500 HP (506 PS) and 406 lb-ft (549 Nm) of torque. The drivetrain also sports a Twin Motor system featuring two electric motors at the front, each with 36 HP and 54 lb-ft (73 Nm) of torque, plus a third motor/generator (47 HP and 109 lb-ft (147 Nm) positioned between the engine and the car’s nine-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
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Its combined output is 573 HP (580 PS) and 476 lb-ft (644 Nm) of torque, which will enable you to go from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.9 seconds, making the NSX one of the world’s fastest accelerating supercars. As for the top speed, that would be 191 mph (307 km/h) – definitely less impressive than its 0-60 prowess, yet not to be sniffed at.
The NSX GT3 EVO is, of course, more of a precision tool compare to its road-going version. It does put down approximately 550 HP channeled through a 6-speed sequential transmission. Moreover, while the regular NSX features a Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system, racing regs mandate that the GT3 EVO is rear-wheel drive only.
Over the course of this 10-minute long video, the two went at it in a series of 0-60 runs, braking tests and lap times. Without spoiling anything, we will tell you that the road car more than held its own during certain tests.