Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan GT-R vs Ferrari F430

0-60mph

Top speed

Nissan GT-R
195 mph
430 Scuderia
190 mph

0-100mph

Top Gear track time

Nissan GT-R
1:19.70
430 Scuderia
1:19.70

1/4 mile

Nissan GT-R
10.8 s
430 Scuderia
11.5 s

Nurburgring time

Nissan GT-R
7:24.22
430 Scuderia
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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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Faster to 60mph 2.7 s vs 3.5 s Around 25% faster to 60mph
Faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 11.5 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM vs 347 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM Around 35% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:24.22 vs 7:40.0 Around 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Side view of Ferrari F430

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari 430 Scuderia

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Lighter curb weight 2,976 lb vs 3,819 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Way higher redline 8,640 RPM vs 7,000 RPM Around 25% more revs
More expensive sticker price $263k vs $90k Around 3x more expensive harder to own
Slightly bigger engine 4,308 cc vs 3,800 cc Around 15% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan GT-R  vs
Ferrari F430 
Brand Nissan Ferrari
Price 89,950 263,157
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2007
City mileage 16 MPG 9 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 14 MPG

design

Chief designer Shirō Nakamura Pininfarina

transmission

Drivetrain ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case 2WD
Gearing Traditional 6speed manual or 6 speed sequential
# 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 4.44:1

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 4,308 cc
Cylinders V6 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 11.88:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in 3.62 in / 3.19 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
Ferrari F430 
Top speed 195 mph 190 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 11.5 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 3.5 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 7.1 s
0-200kph 10.6 s 11 s
Top gear time 1:19.70 1:19.70
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.22 7:40.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:09.94 1:10.30
Drag coefficient 0.27 0.35

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 5.92 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 503 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 347 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 8,640 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Brembo 15.6 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Brembo 13.7 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241 225/35 19
Rear wheels 508/? 267 285/35 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 2,976 lb
Width 74.6 in 75.7 in
Height 53.9 in 47.2 in
Length 183.3 in 177.6 in
Front track width 62.6 in 65.7 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 102.4 in
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