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

0-60mph

911 Turbo
3.9 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s

Top speed

911 Turbo
192 mph
Nissan GT-R
195 mph

0-100mph

Top Gear track time

911 Turbo
1:22.20
Nissan GT-R
1:19.70

1/4 mile

911 Turbo
11.4 s
Nissan GT-R
10.8 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 911 Turbo

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 Turbo

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Way more expensive sticker price $130k vs $90k Around 45% more expensive harder to own
Side view of Nissan GT-R

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Nissan GT-R

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Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:19.70 vs 1:22.20 Around 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 11.4 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 473 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
Slightly faster to 100mph 6.8 s vs 8 s More than 15% faster to 100mph
Significantly better drag coefficient 0.27 vs 0.31 Around 15% better drag coefficient
Slightly higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,750 RPM Around 5% more revs
Faster to 200kph 10.6 s vs 12.2 s Around 15% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 Turbo  vs
Nissan GT-R 
Brand Porsche Nissan
Price 130,000 89,950
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2007 2012
City mileage 15 MPG 16 MPG
Highway mileage 24 MPG 23 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.7 lb/hp 7.05 lb/hp
Maximum hp 473 HP @ 6,000 RPM 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Maximum torque 459 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Max RPM 6,750 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 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 Turbo  vs
Nissan GT-R 
Top speed 192 mph 195 mph
1/4 mile 11.4 s 10.8 s
0-60mph 3.9 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 8 s 6.8 s
0-200kph 12.2 s 10.6 s
Top gear time 1:22.20 1:19.70
Hockenheim short lap time 1:13.10 1:09.94
Drag coefficient 0.31 0.27

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD w/PSM, PTM ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 3.44:1 3.7:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,641 lb 3,819 lb
Width 72.9 in 74.6 in
Height 51.2 in 53.9 in
Length 175.2 in 183.3 in
Front track width 58.7 in 62.6 in
Wheelbase 92.5 in 109.4 in
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