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Compare the 2018 Acura NSX to the 2018 Nissan GT-R to Declare Supercar Dominance in Durham

Comparing the Nissan GT-R to the Acura NSX isn't quite apples to apples--it's more like cheetahs to leopards. Intense, powerful performance prowess expressed in an artistic form, with two distinctive flavors that offer a little something different. See what these two stunning sports cars have to offer.

If you're thinking of keeping your supercar for many years, you'll be interested in warranty coverage: Acura's powertrain warranty extends up to 6 years / 70,000 miles whichever comes first, while Nissan's powertrain warranty expires after just 5 years / 60,000 miles. Acura gives you more confidence with your purchase of a new Acura NSX.

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2018 Acura NSX vs 2018 Nissan GT-R

  • The 2018 GT-R starts at $99,990.
  • The new 2018 Acura NSX starts at $156,000.
  • The Nissan GT-R is undeniably cheaper than the Acura NSX--but, as they say, you get what you pay for, and GT-R trim levels climb steeply in price.
  • The barebones Nissan GT-R isn't very well-equipped for its price tag; the Acura NSX includes a lot of standard goodies.
  • At 573 horsepower standard, the 2018 Acura NSX is more powerful than the Nissan GT-R.
  • Only the $175,000 Nissan GT-R NISMO is more powerful, with 600 horsepower, but it'll cost you.

  • Both models utilize a twin-turbocharged V6 engine--but Acura's use of a hybrid-electric three-motor system delivers more instant torque and a more responsive driving feel than Nissan
  • The 2018 Acura NSX equips torque-vectoring technology in its front end, a system that's more advanced than any similar engineering in the Nissan GT-R
  • The GT-R has lost some of its track-readiness in recent years as Nissan tries to make it more "daily-driver friendly"
  • The Acura NSX has been a well-mannered driver's car, as well as a supercar, from the get-go, and is showing no signs of changing on that