19 October 2016
Feature

The new Honda NSX hybrid faces our current pick of the sports car bunch, the McLaren 570S. Which wins?

The McLaren 570S is Autocar’s favourite sports car – its five star rating emphasises just how much we like it. But now the Honda NSX is here, Woking’s class-leading sports car has a new challenger to beat.

The NSX uses a mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6 engine with additional thrust from three electric motors. Peak power output is 573bhp, which beats the McLaren’s 562bhp, but the Honda will have to possess more than additional grunt to beat the sublime McLaren package.

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19 October 2016

Although you say the 570S feels a fair bit quicker, the figures you show are close enough, a few tenths of a second here and there... So for me the NSX wins on looks alone, the 570 just looks a bit dated... I want Spaceship not Lotus on steroids!

20 October 2016

My wife and I were driving in my Elise when a McLaren 650s pulled alongside. That's exactly what she said "Hey, it looks like your Lotus on steroids!" And we thought that was a good thing. Spaceship versus Lotus on steroids-that's a good supercar problem to have.

19 October 2016

i thought in-gear the NSX was quicker with the eleccy boost?
would like to know about sound; McLaren's used to be slated for their flat turbo'd engine noise, what does the NSX sound like on full-throttle?

20 October 2016

The impression I'm getting from the cabin sequences is that the McLaren lets a hell of a lot more road noise in than the Honda.

20 October 2016

If there's a McLaren, Ford or JLR product involved then Autocar's verdict is as foreseeable as darkness at the end of the day.

Praise is deserved for the quality of both sound and vision on Autocar's videos, though. I don't recall mentioning that previously.

I don't need to put my name here, it's on the left

 

22 October 2016

Having watched your test against the Mclaren,and watched it up against a Porsche Turbo and Audi R10 Plus,the thing that holds it back is,even with an average weight adult in the seat,.it still weighs over 1800KG!,that's a lot to give away(Porsche,200Kg lighter),maybe the Hybrid should have come later and instead had it with a bigger engine?

Peter Cavellini.

26 October 2016

But not. Four wheel drove works well in the rain. Makes for a more predictable and fail safe drive. But not a mention as it didn't meet the criteria of their proposed narrative. j

18 November 2016

up to I saw the paycheck which had said $8845 , I have faith that my friends brother woz like actualy erning money part-time on their apple labtop. . there aunt had bean doing this 4 only 7 months and resently took care of the morgage on there mini mansion and bought themselves a Lancia . view it now....

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