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

0-60mph

Top speed

0-100mph

1/4 mile

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 top speed 195 mph vs 145 mph 50 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 13.7 s More than 20% faster at the drag strip
Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
A lot faster to 100mph 6.8 s vs 13 s Around 50% faster to 100mph
Way more expensive sticker price $90k vs $28k Around 3.2x more expensive harder to own
Way more more powerful engine 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 314 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 75% stronger engine
More torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM vs 320 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM More than 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 3,500 RPM 2x more revs
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp vs 11.35 lb/hp Around 40% better power-to-weight ratio
Much faster to 200kph 10.6 s vs 21.3 s 2x faster to 200kph
Front view of Ford Mustang GT

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Ford Mustang GT Convertible

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Bigger engine 4,601 cc vs 3,800 cc More than 20% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,564 lb vs 3,819 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan GT-R  vs
Mustang GT 
Brand Nissan Ford
Price 89,950 27,995
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2010
City mileage 16 MPG 18 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 27 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 11.35 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 314 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 320 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 3,500 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 4,601 cc
Cylinders V6 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 9.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in 3.6 in / 3.5 in
Valvetrain DOHC Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 3

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
Mustang GT 
Top speed 195 mph 145 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 13.7 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 5.4 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 13 s
0-200kph 10.6 s 21.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
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 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 3,564 lb
Width 74.6 in 73.9 in
Height 53.9 in 55.6 in
Length 183.3 in 188.1 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 107.1 in
Nissan GT-R
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Ford Mustang GT Convertible
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