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    • The 2017 Acura NSX takes on a Tesla Model S P100 D on the dragstrip

      Some great real world 1/4 mile results here showcasing the new NSX. While the new NSX may be a sales flop and it essentially matches the Nissan GTR in performance despite coming to market much later it is still a pretty quick car just not for the money.


      The Tesla Model S P100D of course has a reputation of being unbeatable from a stop and that is just nonsense. It is very tough to beat the electric wonder though from a dig.

      The NSX does manage to do just that. Well, it loses the first race but has a much better launch in the second run and wins the race. However, the P100D was sleeping as you can see by the reaction time:


      The P100D does have the slightly better ET but the NSX is pulling much harder.

      Both vehicles are capable of 11-second flat runs.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: The 2017 Acura NSX takes on a Tesla Model S P100 D on the dragstrip started by Sticky View original post
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      1. ///MPOSTER's Avatar
        ///MPOSTER -
        I watched a video of a civic with a J-series V6 with ITBs. Another comment was how the J-series were being put into older NSXs as replacements for the old motors. Then a comment of how capable of tuning the J-series engine was to the tune of 600 on stock internals.
        I wonder if the new NSX has had any tuning in its platform to increase the output of the gas engine or even the electric motor . I would be interesting to see what the outcome would be.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        There is definitely room for tuning and it could get interesting.

        http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showth...Tests-2017-NSX

        the nsx prime forum was discussing a dyno that was done, it shows only 14psi max so there is a lot of room in the mid range to up the boost plus up the boost at peak rpm on race gas or e85 mix.

        the electric motors in the front wheels help the acceleration figures but if there could be more low end torque from the v6 as well that would make the launch more aggressive.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        There is definitely room for tuning and it could get interesting.

        http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showth...Tests-2017-NSX

        the nsx prime forum was discussing a dyno that was done, it shows only 14psi max so there is a lot of room in the mid range to up the boost plus up the boost at peak rpm on race gas or e85 mix.

        the electric motors in the front wheels help the acceleration figures but if there could be more low end torque from the v6 as well that would make the launch more aggressive.
        Number seems low but is that with the electric motors disabled?
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        I guess some are saying that in high gear, like a 1:1 gear you would dyno in, the electric motors would not be providing much of anything. They are more for acceleration assist at low speed/low gear. Not really sure how true that is. But it brings to mind the current limited ability to upgrade or tune electrical setups. So we are left to upgrade the gas engine and leave the electrical side alone and hope it still works together properly.
      1. ///MPOSTER's Avatar
        ///MPOSTER -
        My coworker has an all electric truck that he built on his own. I know he has been trying to hit the 200 mph for some time. I know he posted a video of a coolant line coming off during a high speed run and the damn thing caught fire with sparks and all. Very cool videos. I’ll try to find them.
      1. ///MPOSTER's Avatar
        ///MPOSTER -
        I’m sure the electric motors are capable of high runs but this is what could happen. It needs a way to cool off.

      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ///MPOSTER Click here to enlarge
        I’m sure the electric motors are capable of high runs but this is what could happen. It needs a way to cool off.
        Holy crap that is scary as $#@!.

        Was he able to rebuild it?
      1. ///MPOSTER's Avatar
        ///MPOSTER -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Holy crap that is scary as $#@!.

        Was he able to rebuild it?

        Yes I think he went with a larger dual setup. IIRC the darn thing welded itself together at the shafts.