Acura NSX vs. Ford GT : Two Hottest Supercars
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The time has come when both Acura NSX and Ford GT are officially available on sale. First road-going version of al All New 2017 Ford GT has rolled off the line in December, 2016 - heralding the beginning of production of the long-awaited halo car from Ford performance. Ford GT’s arch rival 2017 Acura NSX has already started sales in USA from June, 2016 which is now available in Kuwait market.
This is where things get really interesting.
The NSX features a Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) set-up. A mid-mounted, twin Turbo-charged V6 is teamed with a nine speed dual-clutch transmission and three electric motors. One motor is mounted between the engine and transmission to help drive the rear wheels, while the other two drive the front wheels, providing torque vectoring for sharper handling. The engine delivers maximum power of 507 PS @ 6,500 – 7,500 rpm and maximum torque of 550 NM @ 2,000 – 6,000 rpm.
Ford GT is the ultimate expression of form with its teardrop-shape body is the result of extensive work in the wind tunnel. Its carbon-fiber body and its projected 600-plus horsepower 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine are the ultimate expressions of technological innovation.
On paper, the NSX has more to prove. It will almost certainly be crazy fast, but it’s hard to predict how its complex blend of internal-combustion and electric power will feel from behind the wheel. And it’s not like either of them will be boring.
New NSX looks like it drove out of the future. It takes Acura's geometric design language to the dramatic extreme only a mid-engined supercar could. That styling is rendered in a combination of aluminum and sheet molding composite, draped over an aluminum and carbon-fiber chassis, to minimize weight.
Ford GT retains some bits and pieces from the 2005 GT, and the GT40 racecar that inspired it. That’s apparent in the squared headlights, round taillights, and ducted hood.
For the NSX, Acura created what it calls the “Human Support Cockpit” intended to provide maximum forward visibility, good ergonomics, and easy ingress and egress – not things you’d normally associate with a supercar.
On the tech front, the NSX features a TFT gauge-cluster display and Integrated Dynamics System for altering different vehicle parameters. It’s all laid out as cleanly and sensibly as you’d expect in a car from Honda’s luxury division.
The Ford GT interior is all business. It features a squared-off steering wheel with integrated controls and an impossibly-thin center console, showing the car’s performance intentions. Ford also takes a decidedly different attitude when it comes to ergonomics. The seats are integrated into the car’s structure to reduce weight, and take getting in and out easier, Ford simply fitted the GT with upward-swinging doors.
Ultimately, though, the only way to figure out how the new Ford GT stacks up against its rival Acura NSX is by going to head to the track and see what it's got. And when we finally get that chance, you better bet we'll take it. After all, who wouldn't want to be behind the wheel of ultra-light, carbon-fiber, track-ready supercar?
on August 11th 2017 04:18