Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan GT-R vs McLaren P1


Nissan GT-R
2.7 s
McLaren P1
2.7 s

Top speed

Nissan GT-R
195 mph
McLaren P1
217 mph


Nissan GT-R
6.8 s
McLaren P1
5.5 s

1/4 mile

Nissan GT-R
10.8 s
McLaren P1
9.8 s

Nurburgring time

Nissan GT-R
McLaren P1

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan GT-R

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Nissan GT-R

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Nissan GT-R vs the McLaren P1.

Side view of McLaren P1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren P1

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Much more expensive sticker price $1.2M vs $90k More than 12.8x more expensive harder to own
Way more more powerful engine 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM More than 65% stronger engine
Faster top speed 217 mph vs 195 mph 22 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM More than 40% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster in the quarter mile 9.8 s vs 10.8 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 5.5 s vs 6.8 s Around 20% faster to 100mph
Lighter curb weight 3,036 lb vs 3,819 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 6:47.0 vs 7:24.22 Around 10% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nissan GT-R  vs
McLaren P1 
Brand Nissan McLaren
Price 89,950 1,150,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2014

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 3.36 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,800 cc 3,799 cc
Cylinders V6 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger Twin turbocharger
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in 3.66 in / 2.75 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
McLaren P1 
Top speed 195 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 9.8 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 5.5 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.22 6:47.0
Drag coefficient 0.27 0.34


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

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 3,036 lb
Width 74.6 in 76.6 in
Height 53.9 in 46.8 in
Length 183.3 in 180.6 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 105.1 in
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