Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan GT-R vs Focus RS

0-60mph

Nissan GT-R
2.7 s
Focus RS
5.7 s

Top speed

Nissan GT-R
195 mph
Focus RS
163 mph

0-100mph

Nissan GT-R
6.8 s
Focus RS
13 s

Top Gear track time

Nissan GT-R
1:19.70
Focus RS
1:32.20

1/4 mile

Nissan GT-R
10.8 s
Focus RS
14.2 s

Nurburgring time

Nissan GT-R
7:24.22
Focus RS
8:26.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan GT-R

Reasons to consider the
Nissan GT-R

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Much faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 14.2 s Around 25% faster at the drag strip
Really great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:19.70 vs 1:32.20 Around 15% great lap time on the Top Gear track
A lot faster to 100mph 6.8 s vs 13 s Around 50% faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 195 mph vs 163 mph 32 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more more powerful engine 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 301 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 80% stronger engine
More torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM vs 326 ft-lb @ 2,250 RPM Around 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 3,800 cc vs 2,500 cc More than 50% bigger engine
A lot faster to 200kph 10.6 s vs 21.1 s Around 50% faster to 200kph
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Lighter curb weight 3,227 lb vs 3,819 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan GT-R  vs
Focus RS 
Brand Nissan Ford
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2009
City mileage 16 MPG 18 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 30 MPG

design

Chief designer Shirō Nakamura Stefan Lamm

transmission

Drivetrain ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case FWD w/Quaife LSD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 2,500 cc
Air compressor Turbocharger Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in 3.3 in / 3.7 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
Focus RS 
Top speed 195 mph 163 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 14.2 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 5.7 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 13 s
0-200kph 10.6 s 21.1 s
Top gear time 1:19.70 1:32.20
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.22 8:26.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:09.94 1:16.60

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 10.72 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 301 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 326 ft-lb @ 2,250 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 3,227 lb
Width 74.6 in 72.5 in
Height 53.9 in 58.4 in
Length 183.3 in 173.3 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 103.9 in
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