Is a 2022 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Faster Than an Acura NSX Type S?

The current-gen NSX is outta here after 2022, though some rumors claim it may return. But before it says sayonara, Acura is giving the 2022 NSX the Type S treatment. However, there’s an affordable mid-engine sports car that can rival the original daily-drivable mid-engine supercar’s heir: the Chevrolet C8 Corvette. Yet while the current-gen Corvette can match pace with more powerful and expensive cars, is it as fast as the 2022 NSX Type S? To answer that, YouTube team Throttle House hit the drag strip.

2022 Chevrolet C8 Corvette vs. 2022 Acura NSX Type S: Specs and 0-60 mph times

2022 Acura NSX Type S 2022 Chevrolet C8 Corvette
Engine and engine arrangement 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with AC electric motor
Dual front AC electric motors
6.2-liter V8
horsepower 600 hp (combined) 495 hp
torque 492 lb-ft (combined) 470 lb ft
transmission Nine speed dual clutch automatic Eight speed dual clutch automatic
Curb weight 3960 lbs (default)
3903 lbs (with lightweight package)
3535 lbs
0-60mph time 2.9 seconds (Car and Driver) 2.8 seconds (Car and Driver)

The 2022 NSX Type S might seem like a more powerful, lighter version of Acura’s hybrid AWD supercar if you glance over its specs. But while it is that it’s also significantly more.

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