2017 Acura NSX vs Nissan GT-R: Which Muscle Car Reigns Supreme?

Oct 20, 2016 09:27 AM EDT | Leian N.

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The powerful R35 Nissan GT-R finally met its match in Japan this week. The brand new contender, the 2017 Acura NSX proved that it could beat the V6 vehicle off the checkered flag as it went on a sprint at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The show "Head 2 Head," hosted by both Jason Cammisa and Johnny Lieberman, took the Nissan GT-R and 2017 Acura NSX for a race to the finish in the hopes of figuring out who would reign supreme in a contest of speed.

Both cars were present at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for a Japan-hosted event of "Head 2 Head," according to Motor Trend. The Nissan GT-R R35 has been considered as a powerhouse in the sports car industry but, unfortunately, it met its match this month against the 2017 Acura NSX who performed satisfactorily during the race.

The host first discussed the specs of the ever powerful 2017 Nissan GT-R R35 vehicle. It was discussed that it can generate 565-hp, ran by a 2.8-L, twin-turbo V6 engine, and featured an all-wheel drive function.

When the contender was discussed, it was revealed that it had a hybrid feature, ran by a mid-engine 3.5-L, twin-turbo V as well, and was able to generate 500-hp of torque along with a combined output of 573-hp.

Furthermore, the host also showed his appreciation for the Nissan GT-R's quieter transmission feature along with providing the driver with a supercar experience. It was also revealed that the Nissan had better driver accommodations and had better torque vectoring system.

As the race started, it was deemed that the Acura NSX was better than the Nissan GT-R in some ways. First, it beat the torque of the reigning champion by three-quarters of a second, according to Jalopnik. In fact, the challenger was labeled as the faster contender.

Beating the Nissan GT-R, the 2017 Acura NSX reigned supreme during a "Head 2 Head" race to the finish. Deemed as the faster contender, the Japanese Samurai was deemed the newest champ of V6 vehicles.

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