Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan 350Z vs 308 GTS

0-60mph

Nissan 350Z
5.2 s
308 GTS
7.3 s

Top speed

Nissan 350Z
155 mph
308 GTS
158 mph

0-100mph

Nissan 350Z
13.8 s
308 GTS
19.8 s

1/4 mile

Nissan 350Z
13.8 s
308 GTS
15.8 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan 350Z

Reasons to consider the
Nissan 350Z

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A lot faster to 100mph 13.8 s vs 19.8 s More than 30% faster to 100mph
A lot faster in the quarter mile 13.8 s vs 15.8 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
More torque 275 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM vs 181 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM More than 50% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 3,500 cc vs 2,926 cc Around 20% bigger engine
Front view of Ferrari 308 GTS

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari 308 GTS

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Lighter curb weight 2,835 lb vs 3,370 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan 350Z  vs
308 GTS 
Brand Nissan Ferrari
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2002-2007 1982

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.91 lb/hp 11.81 lb/hp
Maximum hp 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM 240 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 275 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM 181 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,500 cc 2,926 cc
Cylinders V6 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.3:1 9.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.19 in 3.19 in / 2.8 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,370 lb 2,835 lb
Width 71.5 in 67.7 in
Height 51.9 in 44.1 in
Length 169.4 in 166.5 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 92.1 in

road tests

Nissan 350Z  vs
308 GTS 
Top speed 155 mph 158 mph
1/4 mile 13.8 s 15.8 s
0-60mph 5.2 s 7.3 s
0-100mph 13.8 s 19.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Gear ratios
1: 3.54:1
2: 2.32:1
3: 1.64:1
4: 1.27:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.79:1
Axle ratio 3.54:1 3.71:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203 356/? 190
Rear wheels 216/? 180 356/? 190
Nissan 350Z
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Ferrari 308 GTS
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