Road Tests Real world tests of S2000 vs Acura NSX

0-60mph

S2000
5.5 s
Acura NSX
5.5 s

Top speed

S2000
150 mph
Acura NSX
175 mph

0-100mph

S2000
14 s
Acura NSX
12.2 s

1/4 mile

S2000
14.8 s
Acura NSX
13.4 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

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
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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

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

power & handling

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

engine

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

road tests

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

transmission

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

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,756 lb 3,153 lb
Width 68.9 in 71.3 in
Height 50.6 in 46.1 in
Length 162.2 in 174.2 in
Front track width 57.8 in 59.4 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in 99.6 in
Honda S2000
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