The Honda NSX is more than a match for this Lamborghini Huracan at the drag strip.
On paper, this is a pretty good matchup. Sure, it’s the baby Huracan that we have here, which is the LP 580-2 rear-wheel-drive model, but the numbers closely line up when you put them side by side.
Starting with the Lambo, you get a 5.2-L V10 engine that puts out 575 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the almost excessive use of carbon fiber and the lack of an all-wheel-drive transmission, the LP 580-2 Huracan only weighs 3,062 lbs without any fluids or humans in it.
Zero to sixty is done in just 3.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 199 mph. That torque figure will play a key role in this race as it tries to compete with a hybrid sports car like the NSX.
Now we come to the Honda supercar. A 3.5-L twin-turbo V6 is accompanied by three electric motors (two in the front, one in the back) for a combined power of 500 ponies with 476 lb-ft of torque. The addition of the hybrid powertrain does weigh the car down somewhat, coming in at 3,803 lbs.
However, the NSX comes with all-wheel-drive, a 9-speed dual-clutch, and the sort of acceleration that comes with having high-torque electric motors push you from a standstill. Zero to sixty is done in under three seconds, and it can run a quarter-mile in just over 10 seconds.
But the Lamborghini does weight significantly less than the NSX, and it has more power. In this new video from Drag Times, we find out just who wins in a shootout between these two supercars.
And the undisputed winner is the NSX. In all four races, the NSX grabbed the lead and never relinquished it.
From a dig, the superiority if AWD and electric motors was extremely apparent as the NSX rocketed to the finish line while leaving the Huracan in the dust. Rolling starts were more in favor of the Huracan, but the NSX still had more acceleration than the Huracan did even when starting at 40 mph.
If the race were to go for on for miles, the Huracan’s greater top speed and power would eventually win the day, but the NSX just has more accessible power in earlier gears to win any race that doesn’t last longer than a mile.