Road Tests Real world tests of 911 GT2 RS vs Nissan GT-R

0-60mph

911 GT2 RS
3.7 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s

Top speed

911 GT2 RS
204 mph
Nissan GT-R
195 mph

0-100mph

911 GT2 RS
6.5 s
Nissan GT-R
6.8 s

1/4 mile

911 GT2 RS
11 s
Nissan GT-R
10.8 s

Nurburgring time

911 GT2 RS
7:24.0
Nissan GT-R
7:24.22

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 GT2 RS

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Faster top speed 204 mph vs 195 mph 9 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Lighter curb weight 3,014 lb vs 3,819 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
More powerful engine 612 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $246k vs $90k Around 2.8x more expensive harder to own
Slightly more torque 518 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM More than 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track 1:08.40 vs 1:09.94 Almost the same
Side view of Nissan GT-R

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Nissan GT-R

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Faster to 60mph 2.7 s vs 3.7 s More than 25% faster to 60mph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 GT2 RS  vs
Nissan GT-R 
Brand Porsche Nissan
Price 245,950 89,950
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2012
City mileage 15 MPG 16 MPG
Highway mileage 22 MPG 23 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.92 lb/hp 7.05 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 6,500 RPM 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Maximum torque 518 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Max RPM 6,800 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Rear Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,600 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 V6
Air compressor Twin turbocharger Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.94 in / 3.01 in 3.76 in / 3.48 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

911 GT2 RS  vs
Nissan GT-R 
Top speed 204 mph 195 mph
1/4 mile 11 s 10.8 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 6.5 s 6.8 s
0-200kph 9.4 s 10.6 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.0 7:24.22
Laguna seca lap time 1:35.56 1:36.30
Hockenheim short lap time 1:08.40 1:09.94

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/PSM, LSD ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.15:1
2: 1.89:1
3: 1.4:1
4: 1.09:1
5: 0.89:1
6: 0.73:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1 3.7:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 14.96 in Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.78 in Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 483/? 19 508/? 241
Rear wheels 483/? 19 508/? 267

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,014 lb 3,819 lb
Width 72.9 in 74.6 in
Height 58.3 in 53.9 in
Length 175.9 in 183.3 in
Front track width 59.4 in 62.6 in
Wheelbase 92.5 in 109.4 in
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