2017 Acura NSX owner Dan Hardee took his mostly stock Acura NSX out for a mile run and easily hit 173 MPH without breaking a sweat.

The 2017 Acura NSX has a claimed top speed of 191 MPH making it the fastest Honda car in history but how does it do in the standing mile? NSX owner Dan Hardee found out. According to a YouTube video uploaded by one of his friends earlier yesterday (Dec. 18, 2017) Dan hit a record 173 MPH, a new record for the chassis. Check out the record-breaking run below!

Right from the get-go you can see Dan utilizes Acura’s proprietary launch control system which uses Acura’s three electric motors and its SH-AWD to launch the NSX to 60 MPH in just 3.1 seconds. From their, the electric motors assisted the twin-turbocharged V6 engine with plenty of speed increasing torque all the way to 173 MPH for a mile and a top speed of 187.484 for the run.

Previously, Dan has run this event but without the aid of Science of Speed’s downpipes which he used in this current run. Completely stock the NSX managed a 168 MPH mile time, but thanks to the additional 9 HP and freer flowing exhaust which improves flow by 126 percent when compared to stock, this NSX was able to gain 5 more MPH.

According to Science of Speed,

Sport Downpipe System utilizes a catalytic converter designed for high temperature turbocharged applications. The converter set is rated to flow over 170 lb/min of air mass. Compared to the factory converter set, the converters have a larger cross section and less restrictive substrate design.

Emissions are still an issue with all new cars but thanks to some clever aftermarket companies with good research and development, this exhaust bottleneck can be overcome. To add to those claims, this downpipe is still EPA certified for turbocharged applications. Not bad.

If you were wondering, the Guinness world record for a standing mile car is owned by a 1700 HP turbocharged Ford GT with his 283 MPH run set back in 2012. For a car with a third of the power, a 173 MPH run ain’t all that bad in my book.


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