Road Tests Real world tests of 911 Carrera vs Nissan 350Z

0-60mph

911 Carrera
4.8 s
Nissan 350Z
5.2 s

Top speed

911 Carrera
177 mph
Nissan 350Z
155 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 911 Carrera

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Faster top speed 177 mph vs 155 mph 22 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 4.8 s vs 5.2 s Around 10% faster to 60mph
More powerful engine 350 HP @ 7,400 RPM vs 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM Around 25% stronger engine
Higher redline 7,800 RPM vs 6,600 RPM Around 20% more revs
Side view of Nissan 350Z

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Nissan 350Z

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Nissan 350Z vs the Porsche 911 Carrera.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 Carrera  vs
Nissan 350Z 
Brand Porsche Nissan
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2002-2007
Highway mileage 27 MPG 25 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.14 lb/hp 11.91 lb/hp
Maximum hp 350 HP @ 7,400 RPM 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 287 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM 275 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Max RPM 7,800 RPM 6,600 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,436 cc 3,500 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 V6
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.82 in / 3 in 3.78 in / 3.19 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC

road tests

911 Carrera  vs
Nissan 350Z 
Top speed 177 mph 155 mph
0-60mph 4.8 s 5.2 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.91:1
2: 2.29:1
3: 1.55:1
4: 1.3:1
5: 1.08:1
6: 0.88:1
7: 0.71:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1 3.54:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 483/? 216 457/? 203
Rear wheels 483/? 279 216/? 180

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,199 lb 3,370 lb
Width 71.2 in 71.5 in
Height 51.1 in 51.9 in
Length 176.8 in 169.4 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in 104.3 in
Porsche 911 Carrera
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