Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan GT-R vs 350Z

0-60mph

Nissan GT-R
2.7 s
Nissan 350Z
5.2 s

Top speed

Nissan GT-R
195 mph
Nissan 350Z
155 mph

0-100mph

Nissan GT-R
6.8 s
Nissan 350Z
13.8 s

Top Gear track time

Nissan GT-R
1:19.70
Nissan 350Z
1:31.80

1/4 mile

Nissan GT-R
10.8 s
Nissan 350Z
13.8 s

Nurburgring time

Nissan GT-R
7:24.22
Nissan 350Z
8:26.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Nissan GT-R

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Much faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 13.8 s More than 20% faster at the drag strip
Really great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:19.70 vs 1:31.80 Around 15% great lap time on the Top Gear track
A lot faster to 100mph 6.8 s vs 13.8 s 2x faster to 100mph
Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Faster top speed 195 mph vs 155 mph 40 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more more powerful engine 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM More than 90% stronger engine
More torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM vs 275 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM More than 70% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much faster to 200kph 10.6 s vs 22.8 s 2.2x faster to 200kph
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,600 RPM More than 5% more revs
Side view of Nissan 350Z

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Nissan 350Z

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Lighter curb weight 3,370 lb vs 3,819 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan GT-R  vs
350Z 
Brand Nissan Nissan
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2002-2007
Highway mileage 23 MPG 25 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 11.91 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 275 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 3,500 cc
Cylinders V6 V6
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in 3.78 in / 3.19 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 3,370 lb
Width 74.6 in 71.5 in
Height 53.9 in 51.9 in
Length 183.3 in 169.4 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 104.3 in

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
350Z 
Top speed 195 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 13.8 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 5.2 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 13.8 s
0-200kph 10.6 s 22.8 s
Top gear time 1:19.70 1:31.80
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.22 8:26.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:09.94 1:18.70
Drag coefficient 0.27 0.3

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 3.54:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241 457/? 203
Rear wheels 508/? 267 216/? 180
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