2020 Acura NSX vs. Its Competition

2020 Acura NSX
Anthony Sophinos Anthony Sophinos Contributor

Emotion is what supercar buyers are looking for.

Almost as important to these deep-pocketed shoppers as ridiculous power and track-ready performance are the sleek looks that tell the world what they just bought.

The NSX delivers on all counts, though the brand can’t claim the cachet of its rivals.

The BMW i8 is conceptually similar to the NSX, but it sacrifices performance for efficiency.

The Audi R8 V-10 is getting older but is aging well, offering the seductive sound of a V-10 and daily-driver livability.

The Lamborghini Huracan has been updated into an Evo edition, and its cockpit empaneled with lots of digital displays.

The Porsche 911 Turbo looks largely the same as ever but is perhaps the most well-rounded, buttoned-down car of the bunch.

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Quick Specs
7.0
If you want a supercar that looks the part and drives the part but aren't smitten with the usual suspects in this class, the NSX is your kind of machine.
6.6
The 2020 Audi R8 is a mid-engine superhero in a suit and tie. Its performance is blinding, even compared to high-dollar exotics.
7.3
The 2020 BMW i8 is a moment in time for efficient performance and a relative rarity. It’s nice to drive, but very expensive.
7.0
The 2020 Porsche 911 improves upon the sports car icon’s incredible performance while adding needed safety and connectivity features.
MSRP From   
$157,500$169,900$147,500$97,400
Gas Mileage   
21 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 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 quattroCoupeCarrera Coupe
Drivetrain   
All WheelAll WheelAll WheelRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
2244
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Coupequattro CoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission   
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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