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