Ever since it was introduced in Detroit nearly three years ago, the Honda/Acura NSX has impressed motoring enthusiasts in various tests, but how does it fare against a CBR1000 RR sports bike?
Without spoiling the following video, we’ll answer that question in a couple of words: quite well, but before seeing the result, let’s go through some of the numbers.
The Honda NSX uses a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that’s backed up by three electric motors – two at the front, and one at the rear, producing a combined 581 horsepower that’s transferred to the ground via a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Its challenger, the Honda CBR1000 RR, has a 1.0-liter inline four-cylinder 16V DOHC engine that makes 190 horsepower, and has the weight advantage as well: 200kg (441lbs) compared to the NSX’s 1,780kg (3,924lbs).
Now, the as far the video goes, it actually shows two quarter-mile drag races, from a standing start, where the two vehicles came very close to each other, and a rolling race, from 80km/h (50mph), which had a clear winner.
Ladies and gentlemen, this would be a good time to place your bets.