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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-26-2016, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Acura NSX Hot Lap Tested, Graham Rahal Approved

Check out this video with Indycar champ Graham Rahal behind the wheel at the “Thermal Club” luxury motorsports raceway. He thinks cars these days are too refined and boring because the way he touches the pedals and drives doesn't affect the balance but the NSX allows him to control these aspects.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-26-2016, 03:40 PM
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he makes a good point of changing the balance of the NSX with the way you drive it being much like race cars since that's the sort of connection some people are looking for and what better to have it than in a package from Acura, with all the 'acura things' you love and expect. that has me wondering what the Type R version will be like.



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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-27-2016, 09:08 AM
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What Graham Rahal says seems to be the complete opposite of the early reviewers who says the NSX is boring and tame. This is a great example of what different drivers prefer. An experienced driver wants the understeer while a test driver from automobilemag doesn't.

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On the racetrack, I briefly tried treating the NSX like a last-gen Audi R8 or current Huracan: Turn early, induce a bit of yaw so the nose is pointed to the exit, and allow the AWD to power me out. But the NSX’s torque vectoring is best when you slow the car through a corner using trail braking. Follow a traditional line, managing both brake pressure and then throttle carefully, and you will be well rewarded. You can carry great speed into corners. Get back on the gas too early though, and the car understeers like mad.


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-27-2016, 10:27 AM
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Some people might say his experience puts more weight on his take of the NSX, but it might just be a marketing move from Acura to pull people away from other vehicles in the segment. Being interested in the GT-R, if what he stated holds true, I might go for the NSX.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2016, 09:19 AM
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The guy recording the video, Parks McCants, seems to agree with Graham Rahal so I assume the review is not purely biased as a marketing move from Acura.



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