Compared to the brand's first version of the hybrid supercar, Acura's departing NSX Type S 

was a significant improvement—a more intelligent interpretation of a misunderstood 

future classic that built upon its initial virtues. Because of its longstanding record for dependability, 

Honda, the parent corporation, makes it an even more alluring all-around performance vehicle  

the thinnest, sharpest package imaginable. Though they are unlikely opponents and are more likely to be 

purchased together than cross-shopped, their comparisons in a U-shaped drag race are surprisingly close.