Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan GT-R vs 458 Italia

0-60mph

Nissan GT-R
2.7 s
458 Italia
3.3 s

Top speed

Nissan GT-R
195 mph
458 Italia
202 mph

0-100mph

Nissan GT-R
6.8 s
458 Italia
6.5 s

Top Gear track time

Nissan GT-R
1:19.70
458 Italia
1:19.10

1/4 mile

Nissan GT-R
10.8 s
458 Italia
11.1 s

Nurburgring time

Nissan GT-R
7:24.22
458 Italia
7:38.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan GT-R

Reasons to consider the
Nissan GT-R

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Faster to 60mph 2.7 s vs 3.3 s Around 20% faster to 60mph
More torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM vs 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:24.22 vs 7:38.0 Around 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Front view of Ferrari 458 Italia

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari 458 Italia

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Way higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 7,000 RPM Around 30% more revs
More expensive sticker price $225k vs $90k 2.5x more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 4,499 cc vs 3,800 cc Around 20% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,439 lb vs 3,819 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan GT-R  vs
458 Italia 
Brand Nissan Ferrari
Price 89,950 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2010
City mileage 16 MPG 9 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 15 MPG

design

Chief designer Shirō Nakamura Pininfarina

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 6.03 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 9,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc 15.7 in Cross-drilled Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc 14.2 in Cross-drilled Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241 235/35 20
Rear wheels 508/? 267 295/35 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 3,439 lb
Width 74.6 in 76.3 in
Height 53.9 in 47.8 in
Length 183.3 in 178.2 in
Front track width 62.6 in 65.8 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 104.3 in

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
458 Italia 
Top speed 195 mph 202 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 3.3 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 6.5 s
0-200kph 10.6 s 9.9 s
Top gear time 1:19.70 1:19.10
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.22 7:38.0
Laguna seca lap time 1:36.30 1:36.22
Hockenheim short lap time 1:09.94 1:09.70
Drag coefficient 0.27 0.33

transmission

Drivetrain ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case 2WD
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A
Axle ratio 3.7:1 5.14:1

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 4,499 cc
Cylinders V6 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in 3.7 in / 3.19 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4
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