Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan GT-R vs Veyron

0-60mph

Nissan GT-R
2.7 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Nissan GT-R
195 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

Nissan GT-R
6.8 s
Veyron
5.1 s

Top Gear track time

Nissan GT-R
1:19.70
Veyron
1:18.30

1/4 mile

Nissan GT-R
10.8 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Nurburgring time

Nissan GT-R
7:24.22
Veyron
7:40.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan GT-R

Reasons to consider the
Nissan GT-R

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Lighter curb weight 3,819 lb vs 4,162 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,600 RPM More than 5% more revs
Side view of Bugatti Veyron

Reasons to consider the
Bugatti Veyron

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Much more expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $90k Around 16.8x more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 253 mph vs 195 mph 58 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM More than 95% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM More than 80% stronger engine
Much bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 3,800 cc More than 2x bigger engine
Faster to 100mph 5.1 s vs 6.8 s More than 25% faster to 100mph
Faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 10.8 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 200kph 7.3 s vs 10.6 s More than 30% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan GT-R  vs
Veyron 
Brand Nissan Bugatti
Price 89,950 1,500,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2005
City mileage 16 MPG 6 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 13 MPG

design

Chief designer Shirō Nakamura Jozef Kaban

transmission

Drivetrain ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case 4x4
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A
Gear ratios
1: 4.06:1
2: 2.3:1
3: 1.6:1
4: 1.25:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.8:1
7: 0.55:1
Axle ratio 3.7:1 3.64:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Brembo Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 508/? 241 265/22 20
Rear wheels 508/? 267 365/25 21

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 4,162 lb
Width 74.6 in 78.7 in
Height 53.9 in 47.4 in
Length 183.3 in 175.6 in
Front track width 62.6 in 67.5 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 106.7 in

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
Veyron 
Top speed 195 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 5.1 s
0-200kph 10.6 s 7.3 s
Top gear time 1:19.70 1:18.30
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.22 7:40.0
Drag coefficient 0.27 0.35

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V6 W16
Air compressor Turbocharger Quad turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Nissan GT-R
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