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Two Reputed Japanese Sportscars Learn It The Hard Way To Never Mess With The Porsche 911 Turbo S!

The Honda NSX and the Nissan GT-R Nismo try to humble the Porsche 911 Turbo S, but fail miserably

The Porsche 911 Turbo S needs no introduction. It is in its elements almost always, but on the drag strip, it is nearly invincible. The folks at ’Carwow’ decided to pit the German against two Japanese sports cars – the Nissan GT-R Nismo and the Honda NSX. Knowing their credentials, it looked like they stood a chance, especially the Godzilla. But, neither of them were even in the Porsche’s league and got their asses handed to them multiple times.

The Porsche Is The Most Powerful And The Lightest Of The Lot

Two Reputed Japanese Sportscars Learn It The Hard Way To Never Mess With The Porsche 911 Turbo S!
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The GT-R Nismo is powered by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V-6 that makes 600 HP and 481 lb-ft of torque
The Nissan GT-R Nismo is powered by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine that makes 600 horses and 481 pound-feet of torque.

Power is channeled to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

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The Honda NSX features a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 and a trio of electric motors. It produces 581 HP and 476 lb-ft of twist combined
The Honda NSX is a beast, too. It features a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine and a trio of electric motors to assist it. It produces 581 horses and 476 pound-feet of twist combined.

It comes with a nine-speed automatic gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system.

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The Porsche 911 Turbo S comes with a 3.5-liter, twin-turbo flat-six. It churns out 650 HP and 590 lb-ft of torque
As for the Porsche 911 Turbo S, it comes with a 3.5-liter, twin-turbo flat-six engine. It churns out 650 horses and 590 pound-feet of twist.

Power is routed to all the wheels here as well, via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

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Courtesy of all those motors, the NSX is the heaviest of the lot, weighing in at 3,878 pounds. The GT-R Nismo isn’t too far behind, weighing at 3,754 pounds, whereas the Porsche is the lightest, standing in at 3,615 pounds; over 250 pounds lighter than the NSX.

The Porsche 911 Turbo S Is In A Different League Altogether

Two Reputed Japanese Sportscars Learn It The Hard Way To Never Mess With The Porsche 911 Turbo S!
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The folks at ‘Carwow’ pit the Porsche 911 Turbo S against a Nissan GT-R Nismo and a Honda NSX

The first standing drag race was canceled out since the GT-R was in manual mode. They restarted the race and the Porsche just flew off the line. The NSX got a pretty good launch, too, but the Porsche was too much for it. The GT-R Nismo managed to catch the NSX at the finish line and edged it to come second.

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In the drag races, the 911 Turbo S blew both the Japanese cars out of the water. The Nismo GT-R came second in both the races and the NSX came third

The second drag race started out completely differently. The GT-R got the best start this time around and left both its rivals behind. The 911 Turbo S, however, got ahead of the Nismo after a few seconds. The NSX, yet again, came last. The Porsche completed the race in 10.4 seconds, 0.4 seconds quicker than the Nissan and 0.7 seconds quicker than the Honda.

Two Reputed Japanese Sportscars Learn It The Hard Way To Never Mess With The Porsche 911 Turbo S!
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Next up was the rolling from 50 mph in comfort settings. The Nismo had the slowest kickdown here. The Porsche, despite being in a supposedly relaxed setting, was way quicker and faster than both the Japanese cars. The GT-R got past the NSX well before the half-mile mark. The Porsche was well ahead of the GT-R and probably out of sight of the NSX.

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In the second rolling race from 50 mph in the sportiest setting and manual mode. There was no difference in any aspect of the race except for the reduced gap at the end. The Porsche and the NSX got better starts at kickdown, but the GT-R eventually got past the NSX. All this while, the Porsche was leading the way.

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As for the brake test, the Porsche stopped in the shortest distance, followed by the NSX and the GT-R

The final round was the brake test from 70 mph. The Porsche 911 Turbo S took the shortest distance to stop, whereas the Honda NSX and the Nissan GT-R Nismo almost stopped in the same distance further ahead. However, the NSX was adjudged the winner, which means it got a consolation win over its counterpart.

Check out the video below to see the humiliation and obliteration of the two Japanese cars at the hands of the Porsche, and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

Sidd Dhimaan
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