Drag Race: NSX Type S vs Corvette C8, 911 Turbo S and GT-R NISMO

Drag Race: NSX Type S vs Corvette C8, 911 Turbo S and GT-R NISMO 1




The next quarter-mile test race in the USA brought together a quartet of cars, each of which represents not just a legendary brand, but is also a full-fledged sports car. In the hands of Throttle House journalists were Acura NSX Type S, Nissan GT-R NISMO, Porsche 911 Turbo S and Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray, which were tested at a classic drag racing distance of 402 meters in straight races. Although each of the models is able to show a lot not only in the starts from the spot, but also in the fight for the best lap time.

The test program, which the authors conduct on the American Willow Springs track, included classic starts from the spot with a 402-meter race and identification of the winner at the finish, and an assessment of acceleration dynamics when accelerating from the course.

With such eminent participants, each test was an exciting battle. The GT-R NISMO is equipped with a 3.8-liter V6 turbo engine with 592 horsepower and 652-newton meters, and the NSX Type S with a 3.5-liter V6 turbo engine and three electric motors has 600 horsepower and 667-newton meters in its arsenal.

The 911 Turbo S of the 992 generation has a 640-horsepower 3.8-liter turbo engine with a thrust of 800-newton meters, and the C8 Corvette has a 495-horsepower 6.2-liter atmospheric V8 under the hood with a torque of 637-newton meters.

A comparison of Nissan, Acura, Porsche, and Corvette sports cars in Throttle House was divided into several races.