There’s no doubt that the Acura NSX is an absolute beast when it comes to acceleration, thanks to its electric motors providing instant torque. So it’s only fitting that it faces off against two other sports cars also known for their brutal acceleration. The Nissan GTR and Porsche 911 Turbo. But before you read any further, I want you to think which of these three sportscars will go from a dead stop to 150mph the fastest.
On paper, the NSX is going to be hard to beat with its 3.5L twin turbo V6 and three electric motors that provide a total of 573hp. But then again, all that hybrid technology is heavy, which brings the curb weight up to 3800lbs. But thanks to the well-engineered placement of the three electric motors, one in the back and two up front, the weight distribution is nearly perfect. The two motors up front power only the front wheels so that should provide excellent traction off the line.
The Nissan GTR is the heaviest car of the three, weighing in at just over 3,900lbs. It’s the only one that can come close to matching the level of technology used in the NSX. This isn’t the NISMO version so it’s rated at 565hp. Even though it’s technically the seventh generation of the GTR, you wouldn’t know it just by looking at it. Most of the core aspects of the GTR remain unchanged from previous models, but as the old saying goes “if it’s not broke don’t fix it” definitely applies here.
And lastly we have the Porsche 911 Turbo, which is one of the longest running sports and most iconic car models in history. Since the early 90s, the 911 Turbo has been among the fastest accelerating cars in the world for some time now. The 2017 example has the trusty twin turbo flat six engine that Porsche has made so popular. But it’s the least powerful of the three with “only” 540hp, which is approximately 20hp more than the previous model. However, the 911 is the lightest of the three with a curb weight just over 3600lbs.
So really it should play out to be a very evenly matched shootout to 150mph between these three cars. All of which have a sophisticated all-wheel drive system and launch control. Place your bets, it’s about to go down. I’ve got a feeling you might be surprised at the outcome.