Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan 370Z vs Focus RS

0-60mph

370Z Touring
5.45 s
Focus RS
5.7 s

Top speed

370Z Touring
157 mph
Focus RS
163 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

370Z Touring
13.91 s
Focus RS
14.2 s

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 2,500 cc Around 50% bigger engine
Side view of Ford Focus RS

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Ford Focus RS

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
More torque 326 ft-lb @ 2,250 RPM vs 270 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly lighter curb weight 3,227 lb vs 3,479 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan 370Z  vs
Focus RS 
Brand Nissan Ford
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2009
City mileage 17 MPG 18 MPG
Highway mileage 24 MPG 30 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.48 lb/hp 10.72 lb/hp
Maximum hp 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM 301 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 270 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM 326 ft-lb @ 2,250 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,696 cc 2,500 cc
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.39 in 3.3 in / 3.7 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Nissan 370Z  vs
Focus RS 
Top speed 157 mph 163 mph
1/4 mile 13.91 s 14.2 s
0-60mph 5.45 s 5.7 s
0-100mph 12 s 13 s

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD FWD w/Quaife LSD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 12.6 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Rear brakes 12.6 in Ventilated Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,479 lb 3,227 lb
Width 72.8 in 72.5 in
Height 52.2 in 58.4 in
Length 167.2 in 173.3 in
Wheelbase 100.4 in 103.9 in
Nissan 370Z Touring
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Ford Focus RS
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