2021 Acura NSX vs. Its Competition

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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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Quick Specs
The 2021 Acura NSX still has us smitten with its riveting looks, performance, and quality.
Dollar for dollar, the $59,995 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is the best performance value around.
The 2021 Porsche 911 bristles with pavement-conquering confidence, and brims with tech and luxe touches.
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   
Gas Mileage   
21 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Gas V8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Premium Unleaded V-10
EPA Class   
Two SeatersTwo SeaterMinicompact CarsTwo Seaters
Style Name   
Coupe2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LTCarrera CoupeV10 quattro
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
CoupeCoupeCoupequattro Coupe
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomaticAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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