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

0-60mph

Top speed

Skyline GT-R
111 mph
Nissan 350Z
155 mph

1/4 mile

Skyline GT-R
13.4 s
Nissan 350Z
13.8 s

Nurburgring time

Skyline GT-R
8:22.38
Nissan 350Z
8:26.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nissan Skyline GT-R

Reasons to consider the
Nissan Skyline GT-R

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Slightly faster in the quarter mile 13.4 s vs 13.8 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Way higher redline 8,000 RPM vs 6,600 RPM More than 20% more revs
Side view of Nissan 350Z

Reasons to consider the
Nissan 350Z

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Faster top speed 155 mph vs 111 mph 44 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 5.2 s vs 5.6 s More than 5% faster to 60mph
Bigger engine 3,500 cc vs 2,600 cc Around 35% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Skyline GT-R  vs
350Z 
Brand Nissan Nissan
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1989 2002-2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.4 lb/hp 11.91 lb/hp
Maximum hp 276 HP @ 6,800 RPM 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 261 ft-lb 275 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Max RPM 8,000 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,600 cc 3,500 cc
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.5:1 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 2.9 in 3.78 in / 3.19 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Skyline GT-R  vs
350Z 
Top speed 111 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.4 s 13.8 s
0-60mph 5.6 s 5.2 s
20.6km nurburgring time 8:22.38 8:26.0
Tsukuba circuit time 1:10.31 1:09.72

transmission

Drivetrain Full Time 4WD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6
Axle ratio 4.11:1 3.54:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,146 lb 3,370 lb
Width 69.1 in 71.5 in
Height 52.8 in 51.9 in
Length 178.9 in 169.4 in
Wheelbase 103 in 104.3 in
Nissan Skyline GT-R
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Nissan 350Z
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