Honda NSX vs Porsche 911 Turbo vs Nissan GT-R: On the limit

4y ago
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PART 3 OF 3: We've run these three on the dyno, and raced them to 150mph, but now it's time to find out how they behave on the limit at a race track…

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  • This is probably one of the best car reviews I've seen online. EVO isn't the same without Jethro, Henry and other former writers.

      4 years ago
  • Love a bit of Cadwell Park (especially when it's so well-filmed)! Also love a bit of GT-R, always. I'll have a blue one, thanks.

      4 years ago
  • So there we have it a good all round performance from the Porsche. Pity the NSX wasn't able to show what it can do, but as Jethro says, it really is early days in its development as it won't be long before it closes the gap with some of its rivals.

    With the R35 GTR now approach 10 years old is is not surprising that it is starting to lag behind some of its rivals who have gone through major revisions since its launch and I can't see Nissan investing heavily in tweaking it when they have their eye of developing a replacement.

    There have been many comments on each of the three films re the use of the 911 Turbo as opposed to its S variant and given the cost of the NSX, then perhaps the S should have been used here as it is closer in terms of cost.

    Given the cost of both the Porsche and the NSX , the GTR Nismo may have been a better bet for the test, or better still really throw the cat amongst the pigeons and use up some of the money saved buying a GTR (£50K cheaper than the Porsche and £75K cheaper than the NSX) and have it enhanced by a specialist tuner to give even a Turbo S a run for its money!

      4 years ago
    • Definitely! Im collecting my 2017 gtr on the 1st march and mid april it goes into Litchfields to get tuned, should be around 715bhp and still miles cheaper than the other two! I love seeing them having to compair them to cars that expensive

        4 years ago
  • Jethro is amazing! I'm glad he's involved with this.

      4 years ago
    • best Young British motoring Journalist in my book, Catchpole not far behind Jethro Top Gear lost is Drivetribe gain it only a matter of time before Jethro and Henry get a crack at the telly.

        4 years ago
  • The NSX is designed primarily for the street, not the track. Everything about the car reflects that.

    For track duties I suspect that Honda (Acura) is going to need rear rotors at least as large as the front, with separate rear calipers, for the brake vectoring. And there is no telling how well the electronics and electric motors will handle track day sessions. I bet they went out in 3-4 lap intervals to preserve the street biased pads.

      4 years ago