Road Tests Real world tests of Acura NSX vs S2000

0-60mph

Acura NSX
5.5 s
S2000
5.5 s

Top speed

Acura NSX
175 mph
S2000
150 mph

0-100mph

Acura NSX
12.2 s
S2000
14 s

1/4 mile

Acura NSX
13.4 s
S2000
14.8 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Acura NSX

Reasons to consider the
Acura NSX

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Faster top speed 175 mph vs 150 mph 25 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more expensive sticker price $89k vs $30k Around 3x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 13.4 s vs 14.8 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 12.2 s vs 14 s Around 15% faster to 100mph
More torque 224 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 153 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM More than 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 290 HP @ 7,100 RPM vs 240 HP @ 8,300 RPM More than 20% stronger engine
Bigger engine 3,179 cc vs 1,997 cc Around 60% bigger engine
Side view of Honda S2000

Reasons to consider the
Honda S2000

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Higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 8,000 RPM Around 15% more revs
Lighter curb weight 2,756 lb vs 3,153 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Acura NSX  vs
S2000 
Brand Acura Honda
Price 89,000 30,000
Year 2002 2000

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.87 lb/hp 11.48 lb/hp
Maximum hp 290 HP @ 7,100 RPM 240 HP @ 8,300 RPM
Maximum torque 224 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 153 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,000 RPM 9,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,179 cc 1,997 cc
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.2:1 11.7:1
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 3.07 in 3.43 in / 3.31 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Acura NSX  vs
S2000 
Top speed 175 mph 150 mph
1/4 mile 13.4 s 14.8 s
0-60mph 5.5 s 5.5 s
0-100mph 12.2 s 14 s

transmission

Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 4.06:1 4.1:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 432/? 178 406/? 165
Rear wheels 432/? 229 406/? 190

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,153 lb 2,756 lb
Width 71.3 in 68.9 in
Height 46.1 in 50.6 in
Length 174.2 in 162.2 in
Front track width 59.4 in 57.8 in
Wheelbase 99.6 in 94.5 in
Acura NSX
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