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.