Mercedes-AMG GT R Takes On Honda NSX In ICE Vs Hybrid Fight

As special as the Mercedes-AMG GT R is, it belongs to a breed of supercars that will soon be extinct.

That’s because it is powered solely by an internal combustion engine and does without any sort of electrification, which will soon become the new norm in order for manufacturers to comply with the ever-tightening emissions regulations.

Powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 585 PS (577 HP) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft), the AMG GT R can rocket to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds and tops out at 316 km/h (198 mph).

It also features revised suspension and steering, an adjustable traction control system and other mods that are meant to aid it on the track. In a straight line, however, there’s a number of other supercars that’ll easily beat it.

The NSX, on the other hand, is the shape of things to come. Its twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine works in conjunction with three electric motors to deliver 581 PS (573 HP) and 686 Nm (506 lb-ft) of torque to all four wheels.

That’s enough to get you from 0 to 100 km/h in a Tesla-rivaling 2.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 307 km/h (191 mph).

While the two adhere to different philosophies, they have nearly identical power and torque figures, which always makes for interesting drag racing. Thankfully, the two went at it both from a standstill as well as from a roll, so the results are pretty conclusive.

  • TheBelltower

    That Mercedes is just sexy.

    • Vinny

      And thr NSX is just beautiful.

      • Matt

        It’s not really.

        • Vinny

          It’s really really. 10x more beautiful than that Merc. More versatile with the AWD, gets much much better gas mileage, and will probably be more reliable too.

          • Matt

            You’re describing what people look for when buying a minivan.

          • Vinny

            Yes, but this “minivan” looks sporty and somewhat exotic and scoots to 60mph in less than 3s. I’d take this minivan over any other car under $180K. As for you, you can like whatever you like. LOL!

  • GobbleUp

    Both kinda fugly.

  • D83

    The Mercedes Benz 4.0l V8 engine (M176) is so strong. It have strong Torque & Top-end power. I’ve seen so many new AMG models with M176 Engine (C63, E63, S63, AMG-GT/GTR) accelerate so fast. The video showed AMG GTR catching up in top-end.

    NSX one, have quick response due to electric motors, but still lack of top-end I assume the V6 engine still lack of power & torque from the Mercedes-one.

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