Road Tests Real world tests of GT 86 vs NSX-R

Top speed

GT 86
140 mph
NSX-R
173 mph
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0-100mph

GT 86
17.8 s
NSX-R
11.2 s
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Top Gear track time

GT 86
1:31.30
NSX-R
1:31.60

1/4 mile

GT 86
15.3 s
NSX-R
12.7 s
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Nurburgring time

GT 86
8:44.90
NSX-R
7:56.73
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Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Toyota GT 86

Reasons to consider the
Toyota GT 86

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Slightly lighter curb weight 2,596 lb vs 2,794 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Honda NSX-R

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Honda NSX-R

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 12.7 s vs 15.3 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 100mph 11.2 s vs 17.8 s More than 35% faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 173 mph vs 140 mph 33 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much faster to 200kph 18.2 s vs 31.2 s More than 40% faster to 200kph
More powerful engine 276 HP @ 7,300 RPM vs 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 40% stronger engine
More torque 225 ft-lb @ 5,300 RPM vs 150 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM 50% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 3,200 cc vs 2,000 cc 60% bigger engine
Really great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track 1:14.60 vs 1:19.40 More than 5% great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT 86  vs
NSX-R 
Brand Toyota Honda
Year 2012 2002-2004

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.18 lb/hp 10.12 lb/hp
Maximum hp 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM 276 HP @ 7,300 RPM
Maximum torque 150 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM 225 ft-lb @ 5,300 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc 3,200 cc
Cylinders Flat 4 V6
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 10.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.66 in / 3.07 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,596 lb 2,794 lb
Width 69.9 in 71.3 in
Height 51.2 in 45.7 in
Length 166.9 in 174.4 in
Front track width 59.8 in 59.4 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in 99.6 in

road tests

GT 86  vs
NSX-R 
Top speed 140 mph 173 mph
1/4 mile 15.3 s 12.7 s
0-100mph 17.8 s 11.2 s
0-200kph 31.2 s 18.2 s
Top gear time 1:31.30 1:31.60
20.6km nurburgring time 8:44.90 7:56.73
Hockenheim short lap time 1:19.40 1:14.60

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/LSD
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Toyota GT 86
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