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Acura NSX Finds Unlikely Rival in Mercedes Crossover, Photo Finish Follows

The new-gen NSX isn’t the strong seller Acura thought it would be, but the fact that it’s not popular doesn’t make it less attractive. On the contrary, because if you decide to pay at least $169,500 for the new Type S variant for instance, before destination and handling, then you won’t see that many on the road, and that’s a win in our book.
Acura NSX vs. Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Coupe 7 photos
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This isn’t the hotter and much rarer Type S specification, but the normal NSX, and it was filmed putting its money where its mouth is at a drag racing event. One might expect to see it take on the likes of the Lamborghini Huracan or Ferrari 488, but its ad-hoc rival was actually a Mercedes crossover, or a super crossover to be more precise.

Clearly an AMG GLC Coupe, presumably in the non-S 63 configuration, the German model sports quite a few visual upgrades, but is it more powerful than stock? We don’t know the answer to that question, but we’re tempted to say that it is, because it goes like crazy.

Without any mods, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 needs exactly 4 Mississippis to hit the 62 mph (100 kph) mark, aided by its 469 bhp and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. Flat out, it could do up to 168 mph (270 kph), and to better handle all that power, it has an all-wheel drive system, with a nine-speed automatic transmission responsible for directing the thrust to the wheels.

Acura’s second-generation NSX is far quicker, as it can handle the sprint about 1 second faster than the GLC. A twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 powers it, together with two electric motors at the front and a third one sandwiched between the mill and dual-clutch nine-speed auto. The combined output is rated at 573 hp and 475 lb-ft (644 Nm), and it can keep pushing up to 191 mph (307 kph). But did it humiliate the Merc’? You know what to do to find out.



 
 
 
 
 

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