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

0-60mph

Top speed

Nissan GT-R
195 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Nissan GT-R
7:24.22
Corvette Z06
7:22.68

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan GT-R

Reasons to consider the
Nissan GT-R

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 12 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 6.8 s vs 8.3 s Around 20% faster to 100mph
More expensive sticker price $90k vs $74k More than 20% more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM Around 10% stronger engine
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

Reasons to consider the
Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Much bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 3,800 cc Around 85% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,130 lb vs 3,819 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track 1:08.70 vs 1:09.94 Almost the same

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan GT-R  vs
Corvette 
Brand Nissan Chevrolet
Price 89,950 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2011
City mileage 16 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 24 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V6 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 195 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 12 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 8.3 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.22 7:22.68
Laguna seca lap time 1:36.30 1:34.43
Hockenheim short lap time 1:09.94 1:08.70

transmission

Drivetrain ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
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 3.42:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241 285/30 19
Rear wheels 508/? 267 510/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 3,130 lb
Width 74.6 in 76 in
Height 53.9 in 49.1 in
Length 183.3 in 174.6 in
Front track width 62.6 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 105.7 in
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