If you’ve ever wondered if a supercar is truly invincible, especially when facing other autos under its class, you’re going to get the answer here. On this occasion, two performance sedans will try to challenge an Honda NSX to prove whether a supercar label always makes a vehicle superior to its cheaper competitors.
The two sedans are among the best ones you can find on the market today, namely the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and the BMW M5 Competition. They fight against the Honda NSX in a drag race conducted by Top Gear alumni (currently host of Extra Gear) Rory Reid, who drives the supercar himself. At first, he was so sure that the Japanese hybrid machine will win the battle, until he sees the result with his own eyes.
As you might expect, the NSX lost; not only to the E63 S, but also to the M5 Competition; making this a complete defeat for the supercar. The result could have went the other way, though, since the three cars have nearly the same acceleration figures from zero to 62 mph. The NSX and M5 can clear the 62 mph distance in 3.3 seconds while the E63 needs 3.4 seconds to do the same.
In terms of weight, the NSX actually benefits from being the lightest; the weight of the car is 1725 kg, while the M5 weighs 1865 kg and E63 S being the heaviest with 1880 kg.
When it comes to power, however, the M5 speaks louder than the other two vehicles thanks to its 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that delivers 616 hp (625 PS). Just a bit more tame is the E63 S that makes 603 hp (612 PS) with its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. And then we have the least brutal NSX that gets 573 hp (581 PS) from a combined work of its 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and three electric motors.
We know that the Japanese supercar loses this fight, that’s what the video shows. But it doesn’t mean that the two sedans are better in every way. When we really want to find the best among the three, we must take multiple factors into consideration. It’s not just about speed, but also driving experience and tastes that differ from one person to another. So, you can judge for yourself; is it the NSX, AMG, or Bimmer, that is the best in your opinion?