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

0-60mph

Nissan GT-R
2.7 s
Venom GT
2.5 s

Top speed

Nissan GT-R
195 mph
Venom GT
270 mph

0-100mph

Nissan GT-R
6.8 s
Venom GT
5.3 s

1/4 mile

Nissan GT-R
10.8 s
Venom GT
9.95 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan GT-R

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Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

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Faster top speed 270 mph vs 195 mph 75 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more powerful engine 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM Around 2.2x stronger engine
Much more torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM vs 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM More than 80% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Way more expensive sticker price $950k vs $90k More than 10.5x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 9.95 s vs 10.8 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Much bigger engine 6,205 cc vs 3,800 cc Around 65% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,743 lb vs 3,819 lb Around 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster to 100mph 5.3 s vs 6.8 s More than 20% faster to 100mph
Faster to 200kph 7 s vs 10.6 s Around 35% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan GT-R  vs
Venom GT 
Brand Nissan Hennessey
Price 89,950 950,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2010

design

Chief designer Shirō Nakamura Steve Everitt

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 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 3.36:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241 265/30 19
Rear wheels 508/? 267 345/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 2,743 lb
Width 74.6 in 77.2 in
Height 53.9 in 42.5 in
Length 183.3 in 183.3 in
Front track width 62.6 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 110.2 in

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
Venom GT 
Top speed 195 mph 270 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 9.95 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.5 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 5.3 s
0-200kph 10.6 s 7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 2.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 7,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 6,205 cc
Cylinders V6 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 9.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in 4.1 in / 3.6 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2
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