2021 Acura NSX vs. Its Competition

2021 Acura NSX
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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

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

The Chevrolet Corvette? It’s a stunning value that happens to drop supercar looks and performance all for less than half what its rivals cost.

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#5 in Coupes
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2020 Audi R8 V10 RWD2020 Audi R8
#14 in Coupes
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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2021 Acura NSX still has us smitten with its riveting looks, performance, and quality.
7.0
Dollar for dollar, the $59,995 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is the best performance value around.
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.
MSRP From   
N/A$58,900$99,200$169,900
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine   
N/AGas V8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Premium Unleaded V-10
EPA Class   
N/ATwo SeaterMinicompact CarsTwo-Seaters
Style Name   
N/A2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LTCarrera CoupeV10 quattro
Drivetrain   
N/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel
Passenger Capacity   
N/A242
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
N/ACoupeCoupequattro Coupe
Transmission   
N/AAutomaticAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
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