2019 Acura NSX Faces Off Against GT3 EVO Race Car

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.

 

  • Mike anonymous

    WOAH,.. why does Acura not design the front end like the ‘pink’ one shown. I think a design update to the NSX could really help a lot. Many people upon the years of waiting were expecting something as grand as the concepts, but mostly only the engineering came to production while the vehicle seemed a bit cheaper than you may have expected for a vehicle of the price.
    This is due to a last minute change in leadership of the team behind the NSX, as the same person responsible for it’s development for the man years, actually was replaced with a new person creating the final car.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0f5348423d586ebc03001ee1ed6cc78077844daf8d15ebf8834463f6c9dfa41d.png

    Acura should take this chance to really update the NSX and put it in line with not only it’s upcoming vehicles, but to give it a proper interior update. I think they could really do well by making the areas on the front (shown as pink) and turning that into solid aluminum or metal (and possibly give the option for carbon fiber) and change the grille shape to match their current generation vehicle-line.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/702c7eb48659e66baccbce9e5d9c7352b4e5e24bf0f57360f2860453cce36312.png

    Apart from the exterior change and facelift, they could work on the interior and bring back the original NSXs’ interior which (in my personal opinion) was on point with the likes of the LFA supercar from rival Lexus. (shown above).

    I understand it is a bit off topic, but I think it is something that could greatly benefit Acura a lot.

    • Mr Mister

      No thanks to the atrocious lipstick look. It won’t look better in chrome either. I’m not sure what you’re talking about it not living up to the concept, as the front end looks quite close to the concept, and the other concepts (that weren’t outright called NSX but were touted as being developed as new NSX) were incredibly ugly. The HSC was somewhat interesting but it wasn’t that great looking either.

      NSX has the same problem the original had, its a good sports car that is just way too expensive for what it is.

      • Mike anonymous

        I would want to say regarding the ‘lipstick’ look, I would create something more along the lines of the idea I was thinking of (as they could take elements from that and bring in the new grille on top of that). Also note I didn’t say chrome but aluminum (not reflective).
        Also the other concepts were actually were named NSX Concept, that would preview a ‘2015 model’.

        If you’ve seen both the NSX in person in comparison to the concepts (which were production ready), it just does not seem worth its’ price. It’s a great vehicle, but it didn’t live up to what was promised, although close, the smallest of details can always make all of the difference. This was due to a change in the people who were developing the vehicle itself at the last minute as the vehicle interior shown was as stated by the original developer as production ready ‘90%+ close to production‘.

        What I was stating is that (overall) The NSX could use an update, considering it uses Acruas’ last-gen design, and especially since Acura introduced their new design language only a year or so after the introduction of the NSX.

        I agree on a lot your points, but I think maybe my main points were missed, but no worries.

        P.S. (Also the integrated spoiler is a very good idea)

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  • Bo Hanan

    Probably a great drive in such a dull package. A $160K supercar should NOT look like a FWD Civic.

    • Jason Miller

      Good thing it doesn’t.

  • Craig

    The NSX is an incredible car.

  • Ben

    I think the NSX is one of the most overlooked sports cars in the last 15years. Second, would be the Lotus Evora 400 and third would be the Alfa 4C.

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