Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan GT-R vs Camaro SS

0-60mph

Top speed

Nissan GT-R
195 mph
Camaro SS Coupe
155 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan GT-R

Reasons to consider the
Nissan GT-R

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Faster top speed 195 mph vs 155 mph 40 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 13.1 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Way more expensive sticker price $90k vs $30k 3x more expensive harder to own
Faster to 100mph 6.8 s vs 10.7 s More than 35% faster to 100mph
More powerful engine 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM More than 25% stronger engine
More torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM vs 420 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM More than 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp vs 9.06 lb/hp More than 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,600 RPM More than 5% more revs
Front view of Chevrolet Camaro SS

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Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe

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Much bigger engine 6,162 cc vs 3,800 cc More than 60% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan GT-R  vs
Camaro SS 
Brand Nissan Chevrolet
Price 89,950 30,245
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2009
City mileage 16 MPG 16 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 24 MPG

design

Chief designer Shirō Nakamura Sangyup Lee

transmission

Drivetrain ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
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
Axle ratio 3.7:1 3.45:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241 508/? 203
Rear wheels 508/? 267 508/? 229

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
Camaro SS 
Top speed 195 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 13.1 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 4.7 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 10.7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 9.06 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 420 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 6,162 cc
Cylinders V6 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 10.7:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in 103 in / 0 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 3,860 lb
Width 74.6 in 75.5 in
Height 53.9 in 54.2 in
Length 183.3 in 190.4 in
Front track width 62.6 in 63.7 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 112.3 in
Nissan GT-R
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