Road Tests Real world tests of 348 TS vs Acura NSX

0-60mph

348 TS
5.8 s
Acura NSX
5.5 s

Top speed

348 TS
173 mph
Acura NSX
175 mph

0-100mph

348 TS
12 s
Acura NSX
12.2 s

1/4 mile

348 TS
14.2 s
Acura NSX
13.4 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Ferrari 348 TS

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari 348 TS

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Slightly more expensive sticker price $94k vs $89k More than 5% more expensive harder to own
Slightly bigger engine 3,405 cc vs 3,179 cc More than 5% bigger engine
Front view of Acura NSX

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Acura NSX

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Faster in the quarter mile 13.4 s vs 14.2 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Higher redline 8,000 RPM vs 7,500 RPM More than 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

348 TS  vs
Acura NSX 
Brand Ferrari Acura
Price 94,000 89,000
Year 1995 2002

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.71 lb/hp 10.87 lb/hp
Maximum hp 300 HP @ 7,200 RPM 290 HP @ 7,100 RPM
Maximum torque 229 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 224 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 8,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,405 cc 3,179 cc
Cylinders V8 V6
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.4:1 10.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.35 in / 2.95 in 3.66 in / 3.07 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

348 TS  vs
Acura NSX 
Top speed 173 mph 175 mph
1/4 mile 14.2 s 13.4 s
0-60mph 5.8 s 5.5 s
0-100mph 12 s 12.2 s

transmission

Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6
Axle ratio 3.53:1 4.06:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 432/? 190 432/? 178
Rear wheels 432/? 229 432/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,212 lb 3,153 lb
Width 74.6 in 71.3 in
Height 46.1 in 46.1 in
Length 166.5 in 174.2 in
Front track width 59.1 in 59.4 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in 99.6 in
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