I would think that sports car customers consider a lot of cars.
The GT4 RS is something that was recently disclosed, so it populates itself into would I, should I lists like your target Z06 has for you.
Someone who is shopping for an AWD Hybrid Mid Engine car would cross shop it against a McLaren Artura, Ferrari 296 GTB or the future E-Ray (C8 with electric front motors).
Most people who will be able to purchase the GT4 RS have been on lists for many years or are VIP's or are willing to pay serious ADM for the car.
I personally have been on a list for a GT4 RS since 2015. Prototypes of the GT4 RS have been doing the rounds at the Nurburgring as early as 2017.
I have been on a wait list for the C8 Z06 for a while as well, before the car was even announced or making the rounds at the Nuburgring.
I'm guessing that most folks had their name down for a Type-S even before the car was announced.
Then again some folks have a very short attention span and are easily distracted by the latest shiny object.
Here is where i'm coming from between the 2 car choices. I always love the Nsx gen 1 or 2. when they announced the type S i was sold. i'm next in line in a top 5 dealership for the type s. I'm a car nut, I always wanted a fun but rare car to drive that will hold value well. Since I have a front engine car already a CR my next car would be a mid engine or a GT3 992.
When the spec came out for a GT4 RS with the same GT3 motor in a mid engine set up i'm in love more so then what type S has to offer because NSX gen2 may be the first few this the hybrid set up but the RS is most likely the first and last of putting close to a racing engine in the mid engine set up. Thats still within my reach.
I got lucky to be 3 in line for one with out paying crazy ADM since its not limited production and the dealer is a high volume dealer i feel i got a very good chance to getting one. If somehow I get lucky and got offer to buy both cars It'll be a hard choice. I know they are different type cars normally people won't cross shop but if you have a very good chance to have both land in your favor you still need to make a choice.
I don't know how much power the GT 4 RS will deliver but I've been track day racing in and against a GT4 and was honestly disappointed by the lack of torque in the midrange.
What about looking into the DeMan motorsport Cayman build with a 4.5 L engine producing 500 WHP?
GT4RS 500ps => 493hp 9000RPM engine, stiffer suspension, shorter gears and more aero than a 718 GT4.
A GT4 RS will be about 2-3 seconds faster per lap vs a regular GT4 for most tracks 2.3miles or longer even when running standard R-compound tires.
A 7:05 at the Nurburgring with the Cup 2R's is about a 7:15 lap at the Nurburgring with regular MPSC2's (10 seconds worth of laptime just by the Cup 2R's vs the regular Cup 2's).
The the car itself is already 13 seconds faster than a regular 718 GT4 at the ring without taking into account the stickier Cup2 R's.
Taking a 718 GT4 swapping the LCA bushings to non-compliance as well as the various links => easily costs $3K once you include parts and labor USD
DeMan 4.5L build is close to $30K for the engine upgrade itself
The PDK gearbox on the RS has shorter gears than the regular 718 GT4 PDK. (not sure if that is even possible aftermarket, only choice would be to use a RS gearbox that will be another 10~15K right there)
Upgaded brakes + suspension + aero easily worth another $10K-$15K
Costs anywhere from $3-$5K to transport the car cross country FL -> NY then NY -< FL or CA -> NY then NY -> CA.
So you are looking at 45K ~ 50K for the cost of the upgrades + the cost of a GT4. (And you will still won't get the shorter ratios in the PDK)
At the end of the day you end up with a car that is going to cost about as much as a GT4 RS or even more, that won't have a warranty and won't be street legal in most states in the United States.
Not sure how people are getting around emission testing since the engine clearly does not meet emissions and is intended for off road use only since it is not certified as a road legal engine.
If you ever decide to sell the car you won't be able to get your money back.
BGB Racing in FL as well as Sharkwerks in CA offer similar builds.
If only 1, I would take Type S for sure. It is a ridiculously good all around car. Before picking up the NSX-S which is my 3rd NC1. My back up plan was F8 Tributo, 992 GT3, Performante (now Tecnica since it was announced later), 992 TTS, R8 V10 Plus, another 19 to 21 non -S NC1 (19+ has improvements that made the car less nervous and more fun to drive).If you can only pick one type S or the GT4 RS assuming money is not an issue which would it be.
If only 1, I would take Type S for sure. It is a ridiculously good all around car. Before picking up the NSX-S which is my 3rd NC1. My back up plan was F8 Tributo, 992 GT3, Performante (now Tecnica since it was announced later), 992 TTS, R8 V10 Plus, another 19 to 21 non -S NC1 (19+ has improvements that made the car less nervous and more fun to drive).
If money no objective, I would totally would get both + Hurcan Tecnica, C8 Z06, 992 GT3, 992 Turbo S (with new lightweight package), Speciale, F8 Tributo and add some all time great classics such as S2000 CR, E92 M3 manual, ITR, R34 GTR, 993 Turbo. Essentially a garage that mimic my Forza Horizon garage. Can go way crazier to F40, F50, CGT, LFA, etc, just trying to keep it as realistic as possible to real life.
Thank you and thanks to NSXprime. Otherwise, I may not have gotten it. The post mentioning automated listings motivated me to check daily and call.I'm just happy to see you active on Prime again! And glad that you got a Type-S! You definitely deserve it and I'm happy you got an allocation.
Thank you and thanks to NSXprime. Otherwise, I may not have gotten it. The post mentioning automated listings motivated me to check daily and call.
So far pretty happy, added wireless carplay adaptor, sprint booster, just need child seat and ppf next week then it is ready for daily duty.
Hopefully when the next gen comes process be a little smoother. NA1/NA2/NC1 and future NSX for sure always be my favorite. I hope they offer something new sportscar experimental again in next version. My guess it be EV, please offer one with ability to shift and some nice sound or better like i4 M50 or Taycan.
I tried to convince Mrs. Honcho to get a NC1, but she would not do it. I'm going to try again with the Gen3.
I myself prefer the Gen1 experience, so I'm sticking with my LHD S-Zero.