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

0-60mph

Nissan GT-R
2.7 s
Ford GT
3.6 s

Top speed

Nissan GT-R
195 mph
Ford GT
205 mph

0-100mph

Nissan GT-R
6.8 s
Ford GT
8 s

Top Gear track time

Nissan GT-R
1:19.70
Ford GT
1:21.90

1/4 mile

Nissan GT-R
10.8 s
Ford GT
11.7 s

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 in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 11.7 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:19.70 vs 1:21.90 Around 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Faster to 100mph 6.8 s vs 8 s More than 15% faster to 100mph
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,500 RPM Around 10% more revs
Side view of Ford GT

Reasons to consider the
Ford GT

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Faster top speed 205 mph vs 195 mph 10 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Bigger engine 5,409 cc vs 3,800 cc More than 40% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,500 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
Ford GT 
Brand Nissan Ford
Price 89,950 150,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2003-2006
City mileage 16 MPG 12 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 19 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 6.36 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 550 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 500 ft-lb @ 3,750 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 6,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 5,409 cc
Cylinders V6 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 8.4:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in 3.55 in / 4.17 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
Ford GT 
Top speed 195 mph 205 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 11.7 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 8 s
Top gear time 1:19.70 1:21.90

transmission

Drivetrain ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case RWD w/Helical LSD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
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 3.36:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241 457/? 229
Rear wheels 508/? 267 483/? 292

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 3,500 lb
Width 74.6 in 76.9 in
Height 53.9 in 44.3 in
Length 183.3 in 182.8 in
Front track width 62.6 in 63 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 106.7 in
Nissan GT-R
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