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

Top speed

0-100mph

Top Gear track time

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan GT-R

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Side view of Lamborghini Aventador

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Faster top speed 217 mph vs 195 mph 22 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM Around 30% stronger engine
Much bigger engine 6,498 cc vs 3,800 cc More than 70% bigger engine
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:16.50 vs 1:19.70 Around 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
More expensive sticker price $376k vs $90k Around 4.2x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 10.8 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Slightly faster to 100mph 5.8 s vs 6.8 s Around 15% faster to 100mph
Higher redline 8,250 RPM vs 7,000 RPM Around 20% more revs
Lighter curb weight 3,472 lb vs 3,819 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster to 200kph 8.6 s vs 10.6 s Around 20% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan GT-R  vs
Aventador 
Brand Nissan Lamborghini
Price 89,950 376,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2011
City mileage 16 MPG 11 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 17 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 6,498 cc
Cylinders V6 V12
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in 3.74 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
Aventador 
Top speed 195 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.9 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 5.8 s
0-200kph 10.6 s 8.6 s
Top gear time 1:19.70 1:16.50
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.22 7:25.0
Laguna seca lap time 1:36.30 1:35.40
Hockenheim short lap time 1:09.94 1:08.60
Drag coefficient 0.27 0.32

transmission

Drivetrain ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case 4WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc 15.75 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241 255/35 19
Rear wheels 508/? 267 508/? 305

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 3,472 lb
Width 74.6 in 79.9 in
Height 53.9 in 44.7 in
Length 183.3 in 188.2 in
Front track width 62.6 in 68 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 106.3 in
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