Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan GT-R vs C63 AMG

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 155 mph 40 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 12.1 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 6.8 s vs 8.6 s More than 20% faster to 100mph
More powerful engine 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
Slightly better power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp vs 7.95 lb/hp More than 10% better power-to-weight ratio
Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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Mercedes-Benz

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Much bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 3,800 cc Around 65% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan GT-R  vs
C63 AMG 
Brand Nissan Mercedes-Benz
Price 89,950 87,462
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2012
City mileage 16 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 20 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 7.95 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241 483/? 203
Rear wheels 508/? 267 483/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 3,814 lb
Width 74.6 in 70.7 in
Height 53.9 in 56.6 in
Length 183.3 in 186 in
Front track width 62.6 in 61.7 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 108.9 in

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
C63 AMG 
Top speed 195 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 12.1 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 3.7 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 8.6 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 7

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 6,208 cc
Cylinders V6 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 11.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in 4.02 in / 3.72 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Nissan GT-R
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