Honda NSX vs Nissan GT-R NISMO review with 0-60mph, 1/4-mile + brake test!
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How’s this for a Japanese supercar showdown?! Nissan GT-R NISMO vs Honda NSX!

Mat’s brought two of Japan’s most famous super car exports together to put them through their paces to find out which is the #1 must have in 2021!

So how do they stack up on paper? Well starting with the Nissan GT-R NISMO, it’s powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 which will produce an awesome 600hp & 650Nm of torque. If you're in the market for one, you'd better get prepared to take a BIG hit on your wallet though, with the price starting at £180,000!

So how does the NSX compare? Well this hybrid Honda is powered by a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 along with a total of three electric motors, and as a result it can produce 581hp & 645Nm. So the performance is pretty similar to the GT-R… And so is the price! Although the NSX starts at £150,000, the upgraded edition we have here will set you back £180,000!

Will Mat be able to pick a winner? Does Godzilla have what it takes against the hybrid NSX?! You’ll have to join him for this group test review to find out!

00:00 Intro
00:35 Price
01:40 Exterior Design
04:11 Chassis
05:38 Twisty Road Driving - Nissan GT-R
06:51 Twisty Road Driving - Honda NSX
07:57 Brakes
09:43 Interiors
11:47 Engines
12:35 0-60mph
15:05 Practicality
15:41 Daily Driving - Nissan GT-R
16:54 Daily Driving - Honda NSX
17:58 Verdict

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  • carwow

    So which are you choosing? VOTE BELOW!

    • Gas28

      GTR is the japanese car. And that nsx has nothing to do with the name nsx

    • Panos serraios
      Panos serraios


    • Abdur Rahim
      Abdur Rahim


    • MCML ST
      MCML ST

      @Dureren ašš

    • MCML ST
      MCML ST

      @carwow 8 mi Q

  • Tiara Tia Anerose
    Tiara Tia Anerose

    Myvi the best king of hiway 😂

  • Foodie F
    Foodie F

    I quite like the nsx not even gonna lie

  • Mattyew

    so sad that the new nsx doesn't excite like the old one. the original NSX was a classic, simple wedge shape...the new one looks like every other boring supercar.

  • Sameera Madushanka
    Sameera Madushanka

    The fact that the new M5 has better timings than the NSX... Edit: And the GT-R

  • Shift Auto
    Shift Auto

    Lol, he called the GTR analog

  • Patrick Austin
    Patrick Austin

    So...what was the reason for the NSX cutting power during the 1/4 mile?

  • shyenne gilzean
    shyenne gilzean


  • SAMs Corner
    SAMs Corner


  • George Kumpis
    George Kumpis

    I choose the NSX all day. The NSX engine is not hand built in Japan. Its build in Marysville Ohio USofA :(

  • Arash Tahami
    Arash Tahami


  • Luke

    It's funny to call this analog vs digital. When the R35 GT-R released, people said it had so many computers and driver aid that it felt like the car was doing all the work.

  • Mohamad Meshhen
    Mohamad Meshhen

    Right side driving, it’s Weird every time no matter how much watching it 😷

  • Nico van der Wilt
    Nico van der Wilt

    I totally have the same verdict. I mean driving the nsx is more chillax and makes the driving more safe. But i wanna have the scary and at the same time exciting ride in the nismo. It makes you feal alive. So let's do them both😂🤣.

  • MrBigL100

    Nissan GTR Nismo: claimed 2.5s 0-100kmh/h actually does it in 3 or more seconds. Porsche Turbo S: claimed 2.7s but does it in 2.3s. And the Porsche is actually cheaper and more reliable. Just lol

  • Tommi BeGoode
    Tommi BeGoode


  • eric amolo12
    eric amolo12

    there is areason its called a Godzilla

    • Andre S.
      Andre S.

      The real Godzilla is the R32 not the R34 or R35

  • GT TSI
    GT TSI

    back in days it was nsx, rx7, gtr, supra. now it is these two.

  • Bella James
    Bella James

    Those handles are ridiculous what about my acrylic nails??

  • Vlad

    Nsx looked outdated since start to sale. I like honda, but it disappointed me. Also, i think you should to compare CHEAPEST GTR to competitors. Nismo is a very special vehicle

  • limpunsing22

    The GTR is an impressive performer but the packaging is already obsolete

  • TK

    NSX all day for me. GT-R looks dated and the interior is like a 1980s Sentra.

  • Real Savage
    Real Savage

    It's the Honda for me

  • Alexander Sinco
    Alexander Sinco

    I was hopping that Mat would mentioned Nürburgring when on camera with the GT-R.

  • Strode 66
    Strode 66

    Wouldn’t the Model 3 be a winner with the NSX STYLE BODY. To me the m3 is a super car designed to look like mum shopping trolley. Why not look the way it moves 🤔

  • Dickson Kant
    Dickson Kant

    Nissan GTR 😂 Angry Fish 😂🤣😂😅

  • James Caban
    James Caban

    I'll take the car that only has one battery to replace and a hand built engine, and reset the standard for every other car in 2009

  • Stev A
    Stev A

    The GTR is just UGLY compared to the NSX. The NSX looks so much more refined, sleeker and much sportier. The Nissan looks tall and bulky, where the NSX is lower and sleek. No comparison at all...

    • Andre S.
      Andre S.

      It's already a Dinosaur compared to other supercars this days

  • phreakii

    Why do you add a K to every word ending with a G? Amazing’k, Everything’k, Nothing’k! Most irritating pronunciation ever.

  • Rakhsi Prayogo
    Rakhsi Prayogo

    But yes the Nissan GTR Nismo is faster than the Honda NSX

  • im300kmh

    8-0 never seen a professional car review guy sit on the hood of the car he is reviewing. ugh.

  • Miro

    That buy my car thing is offering 50% of what my car is valued for! Jockers

  • Carl Haworth
    Carl Haworth

    More digital versus… digitaler

  • Jamaican Me Crazy
    Jamaican Me Crazy

    That first joke 👀🤣

  • lincolnteh1963

    Tesla S Plaid

  • Von Kliftershneefin
    Von Kliftershneefin

    Very good at your job bruh. Make Top Gear look boring. Good job!

  • Iuni Uzumaki
    Iuni Uzumaki


  • Pawn Mobile Gamer
    Pawn Mobile Gamer

    Only 3 fingers. I'm disappointed 😅

  • Josh.

    wheres the carbon fibre stick of truth rimac gave you?

  • GrotrianSeiler

    Really glad you decided to do this one. I love this comparo.

  • Jonas jonas
    Jonas jonas

    i'd like to have what the camera man's riding..😂😂

  • hulmsy

    Imagine letting someone borrow your car then they lean on the spoiler with full weight and then sit on the bonnet... Wtf

  • r e v e l a r e_ XVII
    r e v e l a r e_ XVII

    *If the GTR is Godzilla, then the NSX is Mothra.*

    • Andre S.
      Andre S.

      I'll go for Ghidorah on NSX

  • gumonmyshu

    I had to watch this with captions on. The English is very Englishy, otherwise it is a very good video. From the USA.

  • Langolier

    Yet, another example from Europeans to belittle the Japanese engineering. You compare the only successful Hybrid super car that is as reliable s non hybrid cars, and still more reliable than European junk super cars, with a performance car that is improved through the years to compete with super cars. Congratulations you proved your double standard again.

  • Jeepラジコン動画

    Hello Nice to meet you For NSX, press the button on the front and the doorknob will come out.

  • VHS

    3 года назад nsx у тебя была быстрее nissan! Что случилось, nissan болше заплатил?

  • mirek z
    mirek z

    Gtr isn't godzilla its not even a skyline smh

    • Andre S.
      Andre S.

      R32 is the og Godzilla

  • Boost Kash
    Boost Kash

    As a mechanic I absolutely disliked ALL Nissans.

  • Sreekanth Tc
    Sreekanth Tc


  • demi god cars
    demi god cars

    Should do a comparison between a GTR premium(non nismo) vs the NSX I think it would be a lot more equal then, price and power

  • Mr_ Zeus
    Mr_ Zeus

    GTR wins in way more categories by far

  • ProdiJay

    GTR undercover super car

  • Kayzatlas13

    I really love and miss the stick lever hand brake like the one on the GT-R. The modern button and flick switch parking brakes just don't cut it for me.

    • East _YaBeezy408
      East _YaBeezy408

      I hear you fam 😂 electronic parking brake switch is hella weak but most the new cars have them now

  • harith najmi
    harith najmi

    gotta love classic british commentary

  • Musa Sikakane
    Musa Sikakane

    The animation for the HP and Nm for the Honda Nsx that was so refreshing.

  • NoNegotiations

    NSX Who?

  • Ajunta

    I could tell Matt loves the GT-R immediately, a bit of bias there, but there's nothing wrong with that. Both are epic and I'd love to drive either. The NSX looks epic and is definitely a better road car. The GT-R would probably be better suited to the track.

  • Shaun Hurst
    Shaun Hurst

    For the longest time the "Godzilla" name held firm for the GT-R especially in the Super GT racing series in Japan. But since the Honda NSX and Toyota Supra debuted, the GT-R has been removed from podiums in the GT500 category although Nissan is still competitive in the GT300 events. Japanese teams have been clamoring for Nissan to develop a new platform that will once again compete with Honda and Toyota. The Nissan 400ZX might be the answer.

  • OD 40K
    OD 40K

    Great video. Felt like you were being very honest with your experiences with both cars and the reasons why you’d buy one or the other. Keep up the videos

  • OD 40K
    OD 40K

    It’s pretty simple. One is known as Godzilla. The other is known as....nothing, actually. Enough said.

  • Fckk Offf
    Fckk Offf

    Don't let carwow borrow your car😂

  • Sharty Waffles
    Sharty Waffles

    Alright the GTR is Nismo, it’s not standard so all those carbon parts are not standard.

  • aghostwiener

    holy shit that was a great intro

  • ThinkscapeVideo

    It doesn’t matter, because it’s 2021 and Tesla is a thing 🤷‍♂️

  • Jacob Hurst
    Jacob Hurst


  • Dylan Bartlett
    Dylan Bartlett

    I want the seats out of the NSX for my car. Anybody know of similar ones for sale?

  • Dylan Bartlett
    Dylan Bartlett

    Great video

  • Daksh Pagar
    Daksh Pagar

    How come nissan tells 2.5 and mat does it in 3 seconds for 0 to 60

  • Jason Nicholas
    Jason Nicholas

    The thing I don't like about the NSX is it looks like every other Honda.

  • Przemo A.
    Przemo A.

    NSX 😍

  • Vincent Marchese
    Vincent Marchese

    3 fingers vs a fist dating a only fans girl vs a P0*n st@r

  • Brendan Fitness and Money
    Brendan Fitness and Money

    In person, the NSX is really striking

  • YouCxntWhoop Me
    YouCxntWhoop Me

    it went out for a second cus v-tec kicked in that’s why it got louder and faster

  • Desmond McCarthy
    Desmond McCarthy

    Side profile GTR looks like a truck compared to little old NSX

  • Chris O'Grady
    Chris O'Grady

    I like sitting as low as possible, so that thumbnail answers my question

  • Hashira Karunanayake
    Hashira Karunanayake

    We need Skyline

  • Floki

    GT-R made you more enthusiastic today 👻. Good stuff

  • Fraser Fraser
    Fraser Fraser

    You should try one of those cars against a Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA 2020

  • Ares Briones
    Ares Briones

    I understand your accent because you're British! But the thing your trying to joke with your accent ! It sounds ugly i heated just focused the car and review stop joke and make funny ! Because it's won't working! Seriously.

  • ramjam18

    What was wrong with the NSX there?

  • Suheil Kaspar
    Suheil Kaspar

    For the same reasons you mentioned, my pic is the GTR all the way !!

  • manworks performance
    manworks performance

    No roll race. I bet the nsx has a good chance of winning a 30 roll or 70 roll

  • Larry Wexner
    Larry Wexner

    gtr sans nismo is a lot cheaper.

  • Waseem Ahmed
    Waseem Ahmed

    I'd choose the NSX every time

  • Ahmad Ilmam
    Ahmad Ilmam

    Godzilla vs Kong

  • Raccoon x
    Raccoon x

    Japanese more upgred more price more expensive🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴

  • Rossalia

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  • Rhashan Bonds
    Rhashan Bonds

    Matt really fisting the GT-R!!! 🤣🤣

  • Dolby109

    Imagine calling that rolling video game of a car "analog". The GTR is very far from analog. It's auto only, highly computerized AWD system, very interfering stability control. The NSX may be worse, but the GTR is so digital I wouldn't even consider it if I had the money.

  • SoulLessSenapi95

    The GTR is just a Unique Car and it looks amazing

  • Monty 392
    Monty 392

    Gtrs are considered old school now?

  • 999 Metro
    999 Metro

    the nsx can do a 10.8 quater mile time

  • ibrahim

    a45s amg vs slr matt

  • Rick Brcka
    Rick Brcka

    The moment you just realized you referred to fisting. 👊

  • Colin Hughes
    Colin Hughes

    Please stop fingering cars. :'-D

  • Mr. Llama
    Mr. Llama

    It's nice to know that Honda can still make an engine rev nicely even if it's turbocharged and doesn't have VTEC on the intake. Although 7,500 rpm is a little low in a Honda for my taste...

  • Amir Reza
    Amir Reza

    I choose GT-R absooooolutely

  • FiRe FLAME
    FiRe FLAME

    I choose audi

  • Daily Life Solutions
    Daily Life Solutions

    Why Honda has to make it hybrid?