Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan 370Z vs Audi S3

0-60mph

370Z Touring
5.45 s
Audi S3
5.1 s

Top speed

370Z Touring
157 mph
Audi S3
155 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan 370Z

Reasons to consider the
Nissan 370Z Touring

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Bigger engine 3,696 cc vs 2,000 cc Around 85% bigger engine
Slightly more powerful engine 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 10% stronger engine
Higher redline 7,500 RPM vs 6,800 RPM More than 10% more revs
Default view of Audi S3

Reasons to consider the
Audi S3

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Slightly faster to 60mph 5.1 s vs 5.45 s More than 5% faster to 60mph
Lighter curb weight 3,076 lb vs 3,479 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan 370Z  vs
Audi S3 
Brand Nissan Audi
Price 44,170 50,959
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.48 lb/hp 10.25 lb/hp
Maximum hp 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM 300 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 270 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM 280 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 6,800 RPM
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 12.6 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Rear brakes 12.6 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Front wheels 225/50 18 457/? 191
Rear wheels 483/? 254 457/? 191

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,479 lb 3,076 lb
Width 72.8 in 70 in
Height 52.2 in 55.2 in
Length 167.2 in 167.5 in
Front track width 61 in 60.4 in
Wheelbase 100.4 in 102.2 in

road tests

Nissan 370Z  vs
Audi S3 
Top speed 157 mph 155 mph
0-60mph 5.45 s 5.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD 4WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 3,696 cc 2,000 cc
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 9.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.39 in 3.2 in / 3.7 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Nissan 370Z Touring
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Audi S3
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