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      11-22-2016, 11:31 AM   #1
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Acura NSX vs BMW i8: Battle of Hybrid Sports Cars

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Alex Goy reviews the recently launched Acura NSX against the BMW i8. While they're not quite equal on power or performance (573 hp in NSX to the BMW's 357 hp and 3.0s 0-60 in NSX vs 4.4s 0-62 in i8), the two compete in the same hybrid electric sports car category and at a similar price range (NSX starts at $156k, i8 starts at $140k). The BMW i8 does beat the RSX on weight as it weighs 3400-3500 lbs to the RSX's 3800-3900 pounds.

How does the i8 stack up in the real world despite being down on specs? See the review @ CNET: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/videos...-hell-raisers/

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      11-22-2016, 12:11 PM   #2
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NSX all the way. The i line needs a lot of work.
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      11-22-2016, 12:12 PM   #3
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NSX all the way. The i line needs a lot of work.
Doesn't need work...needs more power
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NSX all day and any day of the week. I8 Needs tons of work when it comes to power!
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      11-22-2016, 12:27 PM   #5
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Drove them both, preferred the i8. Sure the Honda performs way better but that's not really why I'd buy a hybrid. I like to mix of hybrid use and performance. In terms of raw performance and feeling special, my 458 blew the NSX out of the water. Plus it's a Honda and you can really tell.
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The RSX weighed around 2800 lbs, and has been discontinued since 2006.
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Doesn't need work...needs more power
+1, the i8 needs much more HP
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I'm not really surprised that the i8 beats the RSX in any category
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I test drove the nsx great car but other than power the car is not superior than the i8 (it's a Honda, drives like one, feels like one) great car don't get me wrong but it feels cheap next to the BMW... I'll stay with my tuned i8 at 3.9sec 0-60
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For the money, the i8 doesn't hold a cradle against the new NSX.
The i8 is anemic compared to the NSX and doesn't sound even vaguely as good.


With that said, i'd still rather a "real" NSX:
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Drove them both, preferred the i8. Sure the Honda performs way better but that's not really why I'd buy a hybrid. I like to mix of hybrid use and performance. In terms of raw performance and feeling special, my 458 blew the NSX out of the water. Plus it's a Honda and you can really tell.
That's ignorant as heck. What part of this is exactly "Honda"? Is it the Formula 1 Honda parts? You're sounding as asinine as the Porsche is VW and Ferrari is Fiat people. If you have nothing to contribute, just read and move on. You don't HAVE to comment and have people laugh at you. Bring your 458 and race my Tesla S P100D and I'll show you what a gokart you are driving (That is if you have a 458 at all...)
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Drove them both, preferred the i8. Sure the Honda performs way better but that's not really why I'd buy a hybrid. I like to mix of hybrid use and performance. In terms of raw performance and feeling special, my 458 blew the NSX out of the water. Plus it's a Honda and you can really tell.
That's ignorant as heck. What part of this is exactly "Honda"? Is it the Formula 1 Honda parts? You're sounding as asinine as the Porsche is VW and Ferrari is Fiat people. If you have nothing to contribute, just read and move on. You don't HAVE to comment and have people laugh at you. Bring your 458 and race my Tesla S P100D and I'll show you what a gokart you are driving (That is if you have a 458 at all...)
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Drove them both, preferred the i8. Sure the Honda performs way better but that's not really why I'd buy a hybrid. I like to mix of hybrid use and performance. In terms of raw performance and feeling special, my 458 blew the NSX out of the water. Plus it's a Honda and you can really tell.
That's ignorant as heck. What part of this is exactly "Honda"? Is it the Formula 1 Honda parts? You're sounding as asinine as the Porsche is VW and Ferrari is Fiat people. If you have nothing to contribute, just read and move on. You don't HAVE to comment and have people laugh at you. Bring your 458 and race my Tesla S P100D and I'll show you what a gokart you are driving (That is if you have a 458 at all...)
That's quite a first post!
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Drove them both, preferred the i8. Sure the Honda performs way better but that's not really why I'd buy a hybrid. I like to mix of hybrid use and performance. In terms of raw performance and feeling special, my 458 blew the NSX out of the water. Plus it's a Honda and you can really tell.
That's ignorant as heck. What part of this is exactly "Honda"? Is it the Formula 1 Honda parts? You're sounding as asinine as the Porsche is VW and Ferrari is Fiat people. If you have nothing to contribute, just read and move on. You don't HAVE to comment and have people laugh at you. Bring your 458 and race my Tesla S P100D and I'll show you what a gokart you are driving (That is if you have a 458 at all...)
That's quite a first post!
He's been holding that in for weeks!
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Oh and not that I feel the need to really justify myself to someone on an internet chat room but here you go....I can keep em coming all day
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Give the i8 more power and we're talking!
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That's ignorant as heck. What part of this is exactly "Honda"? Is it the Formula 1 Honda parts? You're sounding as asinine as the Porsche is VW and Ferrari is Fiat people. If you have nothing to contribute, just read and move on. You don't HAVE to comment and have people laugh at you. Bring your 458 and race my Tesla S P100D and I'll show you what a gokart you are driving (That is if you have a 458 at all...)
Tesla? Really? Who gives a crap about a Tesla next to a Ferrari? Or Porsche GT2/3? Or....or?
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Drove them both, preferred the i8. Sure the Honda performs way better but that's not really why I'd buy a hybrid. I like to mix of hybrid use and performance. In terms of raw performance and feeling special, my 458 blew the NSX out of the water. Plus it's a Honda and you can really tell.
That's ignorant as heck. What part of this is exactly "Honda"? Is it the Formula 1 Honda parts? You're sounding as asinine as the Porsche is VW and Ferrari is Fiat people. If you have nothing to contribute, just read and move on. You don't HAVE to comment and have people laugh at you. Bring your 458 and race my Tesla S P100D and I'll show you what a gokart you are driving (That is if you have a 458 at all...)
Oh also, I think the model s is a great car.
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I know, right?!!?! I can't even believe that he drew that kind of comparison as if they are even in the same universe in terms of raw appeal and top speed/overall handling performance.
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Drove them both, preferred the i8. Sure the Honda performs way better but that's not really why I'd buy a hybrid. I like to mix of hybrid use and performance. In terms of raw performance and feeling special, my 458 blew the NSX out of the water. Plus it's a Honda and you can really tell.
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