2017 Acura NSX vs. Its Competition

2017 Acura NSX
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Supercar purchases are driven by emotion, and that requires great looks and otherworldly performance.

The NSX may not have the recent track record of its rivals, but performance and styling are high-water marks for Acura.

The Audi R8 V-10 is sexy and fast as well, and it offers some of the everyday livability that Acura promises, along with a seductive V-10 soundtrack.

Conceptually, there's some similarity to the BMW i8, but the NSX's lofty performance numbers far outpace the gas-electric BMW's figures.

The Ferrari 458 and its replacement the 488GTB deliver unmatched feel, track-ready handling, and the cachet of the Ferrari prancing horse.

The recent Porsche 911 Turbo may not look as exotic, but it drives great, has tons of power, and is the most refined of Porsche's performance-tuned 911s; we're eager to get behind the wheel of the updated 911 range this summer.

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Quick Specs
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The 2017 Acura NSX puts the classic nameplate through a worm hole, and trades all its undiluted mechanical purity for astonishing all-wheel-drive hybrid performance.
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The 2017 Audi R8 balances thrilling power and handling with everyday livability.
7.6
The 2017 BMW i8 is a stunning coupe with gull-wing doors that hides a slew of advanced technology, though the design may render its energy-efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain all but irrelevant.
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The 2017 Porsche 911 is a toe into the waters of modernity with a base turbo engine that gets good fuel economy. Don't be fooled; it's every bit the super car it always has been.
MSRP From   
$156,000$162,900$143,400$89,400
Gas Mileage   
21 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Premium Unleaded V-10Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6
EPA Class   
Two-SeatersTwo-SeatersSubcompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name   
CoupeV10 quattro AWDCoupeCarrera Coupe
Drivetrain   
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
2244
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Coupequattro SpyderCoupeCoupe
Transmission   
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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