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Old 05-24-2019, 07:47 AM
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When the original NSX came out I was a teenager and thought it was one of the coolest cars(couldn’t touch a 512TR though).

6’ 2” 215 could I even fit into a GTR? Tried to get into a 350z and that didn’t work to well.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
When the original NSX came out I was a teenager and thought it was one of the coolest cars(couldn’t touch a 512TR though).

6’ 2” 215 could I even fit into a GTR? Tried to get into a 350z and that didn’t work to well.
512TR is probably my all time favorite.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:58 AM
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Did you drive one? How harsh was the ride quality?
unfortunately test drive was not possible, so did not get to.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:09 AM
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Big, big Nissan fan here. Love my Maxima, along with the one before it, and the 3 Altimas that we've had over the last 15 or so years.
But I'd have to go NSX here,
The performance of the GTR is undeniable, but so is the "me too" factor.
As a UPS tractor trailer driver, I'm on the road for the better part of the day. I've seen exactly 1 NSX on the road. I wouldn't call the GTR "common" but surely not a head turner anymore. As a matter of fact, I've seen more older Skylines on the road than NSXs.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:11 AM
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R8, 911 Turbo, C63 Black or BPU Supra.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Ianl931 View Post
R8, 911 Turbo, C63 Black or BPU Supra.
I'm a sucker for a tuned up 911TT! This video was done to make fun of GTR's crappy transmission..lol This is a stock 911, you should see it tuned!

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Old 05-24-2019, 08:30 AM
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The GTR Has near super car performance in a car you can drive everyday and be comfortable. The nsx is a supercar. It won’t be as comfortable to drive but it will be way more fun, faster and great in the corners. I have driven a GTR and rode in nsx. If I had to pick between the two I would buy the Nsx. Are you buying new or used? That could open up other options.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Vantaredoc View Post
I'm a sucker for a tuned up 911TT! This video was done to make fun of GTR's crappy transmission..lol This is a stock 911, you should see it tuned!
I am as well. If you want something that will turn heads, the R8 to me out of the group I posted is the most likely with the Supra not far behind it. I know plenty of people that moved into the GTR's when they came out and eventually moved back to a Supra for the driving experience or moved onto a 911. Another thing to think about is the new mid engine corvette.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:57 AM
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Neither. The GTR looks like a damn truck and rides like crap.
Acura really missed the mark with the NSX. An evolution of the original NSX would have been awesome. Instead, it looks like an over zealous attempt of making a Japanese version of a 458.
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I'd have to wait for the Supra to hit the street before I would choose. Mind you it's a tier down in HP than the other two but it's pulling 12 second 1/4 mile runs stock and is speculated to be bumped up in performance when it hits the states.
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:49 PM
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I’d take the NSX but outta reach in reality. With luck in a year I’ll get a new Supra.
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while it's more of a grand tourer than a true sports coupe, the new M850 coupe is getting rave reviews for it's blend of power, driving dynamics, and comfort...and maybe the better choice if you want to do long-haul road trips...

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In a comparison between the 2017 Acura NSX and the 2017 Nissan GT-R, the NSX beat the GT-R: “Although we’re disappointed that the torque-vectoring, mid-engine supercar didn’t pummel the updated but still old Nissan (or come close to the performance offered by “conventional” $200,000 mid-engine supercars), it did edge out the Nissan in back-road speed, track speed, comfort, and specialness.” Additionally, the NSX has a smoother transmission, a nicer interior, is a better back road machine, and is easier to drive on a track. But the GT-R has more cargo room and better steering.

In a First Drive review of the refreshed 2019 Acura NSX, we were impressed with how the NSX tracks straight on rough asphalt under hard braking but didn’t care for the electronically enhanced engine noises. We liked how the transmission “shifts instantly at the 7,500 rpm redline,” keeping the engine in its powerband. On the track, “the NSX prefers a later turn-in for a more precise attack. The effect is predictable, but it takes some getting used to.” Quiet mode operates on all-electric power but “…is short-lived, far below the advertised speed threshold. The V-6 kicks in even at partial throttle, acting as nothing more than a really loud generator to keep the batteries charged.”

We concluded the review by saying, “With a base price of $159,300, it might not provide a totally raw, visceral experience, but then again, it’s not designed to—at least not in the traditional sense. … [The NSX proves that] technology and emotion can happily coexist, counterintuitive as that might seem.”

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I am going to assume the budget is $150k, which is about a nice NSX costs out the door.
In that price range, the NSX is the most exotic looking car you can buy.
The GTR is a nice car, but it says it is so 2008 - it reminds me far too much of an old Chevy Cobalt; and otherwise is nothing special in looks.
The NSX rides surprisingly well for a supercar, certainly softer than a ZR1 Corvette (and yes, I have driven both). With its all-wheel-drive (electric motors in the front) the NSX has great balance - if it has one "downside" it is maybe too civilized for a high performance car.
In short - get the NSX! It isn't even a close comparison.
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GTR will be the more comfortable commuter.
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Old 05-24-2019, 03:40 PM
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Both! You can do it!
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
NSX. Gtr is a datsun.

For that kind of money ZR1
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:00 PM
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Given the choice between the Acura and the Nissan, I'd choose the Corvette.
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Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
Given the choice between the Acura and the Nissan, I'd choose the Corvette.
I'd rather the Datsun than the Chevy,

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Old 05-24-2019, 06:56 PM
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Nxs $159,300
NSX can't outpace some key rivals such as the Audi R8 or the McLaren 570S.

https://www.caranddriver.com/acura/nsx

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