Who will emerge victorious when a Honda NSX and a tuned Nissan GT-R Godzilla engage in a drag race? Top Gear’s Rory Reid finds out.
Rory Reid from BBC Top Gear oversaw the making of this YouTube video featuring the battle of Japanese sports car royalty – the Honda NSX and the Nissan GT-R. Not just any GT-R though, as the Godzilla starring in this clip is a Litchfield-tuned example. So who won the bout?
Nope. We won’t be spoiling the results through words. The video tells the outcome much better than any words can describe. However, we’ll place some numbers and facts on the table so that you can have some fun in making a calculated guess.
The Honda NSX costs £144,825 ($184,336) in the UK and that brings us to the topic of the $20,000 discount offered on it in the US. Read up more on the “secret” rebate in one of our previous posts. Generating 573 hp of power and 476 lb-ft of torque, it’s pretty quick to the 60 mph mark in 3.3 seconds.
The Litchfield-tuned Nissan GT-R Godzilla on the next lane churns out 631 hp of power and 600 lb-ft of torque and is capable of reaching 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. The tuning exercise makes it more expensive than the stock GT-R, shooting the price up to £98,895 ($125,875). Still a lot cheaper than the Honda, this Godzilla has everything in its favor on paper.
But did the souped-up Godzilla win? Find out in the video as Rory Reid himself got behind the wheel of the Litchfield GT-R.