Hypercar vs. N/A Duel – Airstrip Dig and Roll

January 13th, 2021

This well produced video brings us a contest between two very distinctive modern supercars. The backdrop is a half-mile airstrip on a cool but sunny day. Despite being bone stock, the cars are among the most capable on the planet. In the latest version of the Acura NSX, we have a hybrid powertrain. The Audi RS8 V10 Plus features a naturally aspirated (N/A) V10 engine. As different as these two vehicles are, they both look menacing in black. Ride along and we’ll see which of these premium autos is superior in dig and roll racing action.

The ever-elusive 2020 Acura NSX is powered by a combination of a twin turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 and three electric motors. This hybrid combo is capable of producing 573hp and 476 lb.-ft. of torque. In stock trim, the NSX can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.29-seconds and it can turn the quarter-mile in 11.18-seconds @ 126.91 mph. The Acura NSX costs approximately $156K (U.S.).

If you find the appearance of the Audi R8 V10 Plus a bit unfamiliar, it is because of the Vorsteiner ground effects kit. Behind the passenger compartment of the R8 you will find a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine. The Audi R8 V10 Plus shares a chassis platform and powertrain configuration with the Lamborghini Huracan. It can churn out 602hp and 413 lb.-ft. of torque and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2-seconds. Top speed is 206 mph and the R8 can do the quarter-mile in 10.36-seconds @ 134.5 mph.

Both cars feature a mid-engine, all-wheel drive setup for optimum traction and weight distribution.

Let’s see what happens between these two when the rubber meets the road.

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