It’s excessive time for a Japanese supercar smackdown, and we current a very good one on this episode of Head 2 Head introduced by Tire Rack ( )! Ever for the reason that Nissan GT-R lastly got here to America for the 2009 mannequin 12 months, it’s lacked a hometown rival. For 2017, Godzilla will get a refresh simply in time to do battle with the brand-new Acura NSX. The NSX is a rolling tech showcase, combining a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged, 75-degree, three.5L V-6 and (for the primary time ever) two electrical motors up entrance, offering actual torque vectoring throughout the entrance axle. It additionally incorporates a third electrical motor sandwiched between the gasoline engine and a nine-speed dual-clutch computerized to offer torque-fill, boosting output whereas the turbochargers are spooling up. This new tech makes the GT-R sound decidedly old-school—its front-mounted, three.8L twin-turbo V-6 mates to a six-speed dual-clutch computerized, with no electrical motors to assist it out. Motor Development Senior Options Editors Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman talk about the 2 supercar slayers earlier than handing the keys over to SCCA Corridor of Fame driver Randy Pobst to lap them each round Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Which is quickest? Which is greatest? As at all times, there’s just one winner on Head 2 Head.
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