What does the new NSX have in common with Audi’s four-seat sports saloon?
Unless you count the h all-wheel drive systems (which, by the way, are wildly different), nothing else. Zilch. Nada.
The NSX is a supercar in the truest sense of the world. OK, maybe it lacks the Italian badge but not the pedigree; its predecessor made sure of that. The new one is laden with more tech than a stealth bomber, minus the radar-absorbing material of course, taking the innovation theme of the first model to the 21st century.
Unlike its rivals it’s a hybrid, too, and despite trailing them in the power stakes, it’s sub-3.0 seconds 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration and top speed in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph, it’s more than a match-up in performance.
Production started in late 2015 so there are not many loitering around. Thus, one would be justified in getting excited when coming across one – and on a mountain road at that. We know we would, and we wouldn’t mind sitting behind the wheel of a B7 RS4. Why wouldn’t we? It has a great V8 that loves to rev, a nicely tuned chassis and seemingly endless grip.
In an attempt to prove its worth against the other driver (and possibly to impress his girlfriend), the Audi driver pushed the all-wheel-drive machine a little bit too much , veering onto the other side of the road.
Lucky the Audi driver “lost” his tire before he lost his head, thus unwillingly putting an end to the improvised race. One bruised ego, one ruined tire, one video in the twisties on a sunny day.