NSX, GT-R NISMO Roll the Dice in Best-of-Four in Las Vegas

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Does it get cooler than a Acura NSX, or the Nissan GT-R NISMO rental car? How about going racing with them in Las Vegas.

Whether you’re out of town for work or vacation, or your car is busted and in the shop, the usual solution to not taking the bus or Uber is to rent a car. Most of the time, the rental company’s offerings are fleet specials more suited for the parking lot of a random office park than providing driving excitement.

If you’re in Las Vegas, though, you can rent a few fine rides from Diplomat Exotic Rentals, which is what Brooks Weisblat of YouTube channel DragTimes did recently. Weisblat chose an Acura NSX not for cruising the Vegas Strip, but for battling some of the hardest exotics around on the desert battlefield of Speed Vegas.

Following a ride in a Rolls-Royce Ghost to the Diplomat rental counter, Weisblat learns a few things about his black NSX (such as drive modes and the fact that his biggest bit of luggage has to ride shotgun) from the helpful and friendly staff. He then puts down a few times on the way to Speed Vegas, hitting 130 mph in around 12.50 seconds.

NSX v GT-R Vegas Battle

Once at the track, Weisblat meets his first competitor, a Nissan GT-R NISMO. The plan is to do two digs from the start-finish line to the end of the half-mile back straight, followed by two rolls from 40 mph over the same half-mile

The best-of-four face-off winds up as a draw between the two Japanese exotics, each one taking both a dig and a roll. Though the GT-R NISMO was made for track days while the NSX is more of a luxury GT, each car can deliver the goods when the chips are down.


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Diplomat helps Weisblat wrap up the video with some drifting action in a Roush RS3 Mustang, unleashing all of its 720 horses in a smokey celebration of speed. We’re just happy this match-up didn’t stay in Vegas.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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