Road Tests Real world tests of 944 Turbo vs Nissan 350Z

0-60mph

944 Turbo
5.5 s
Nissan 350Z
5.2 s

Top speed

944 Turbo
156 mph
Nissan 350Z
155 mph

0-100mph

944 Turbo
14.2 s
Nissan 350Z
13.8 s

1/4 mile

944 Turbo
13.5 s
Nissan 350Z
13.8 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 944 Turbo

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 944 Turbo

Report a correction
Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Lighter curb weight 2,816 lb vs 3,370 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Nissan 350Z

Reasons to consider the
Nissan 350Z

Report a correction
More powerful engine 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 217 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 30% stronger engine
Bigger engine 3,500 cc vs 2,500 cc 40% bigger engine
Faster to 200kph 22.8 s vs 25.8 s More than 10% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

944 Turbo  vs
Nissan 350Z 
Brand Porsche Nissan
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1985 2002-2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 12.98 lb/hp 11.91 lb/hp
Maximum hp 217 HP @ 6,000 RPM 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 244 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM 275 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Max RPM 6,500 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,500 cc 3,500 cc
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8:1 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.94 in / 3.11 in 3.78 in / 3.19 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,816 lb 3,370 lb
Width 68.3 in 71.5 in
Height 50.2 in 51.9 in
Length 166.5 in 169.4 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in 104.3 in

road tests

944 Turbo  vs
Nissan 350Z 
Top speed 156 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s 13.8 s
0-60mph 5.5 s 5.2 s
0-100mph 14.2 s 13.8 s
0-200kph 25.8 s 22.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6
Axle ratio 3.38:1 3.54:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 11.73 in Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes 11.77 in Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 16 457/? 203
Rear wheels Unknown/? 16 216/? 180
Porsche 944 Turbo
Report a correction
Nissan 350Z
Report a correction

Comments

comments powered by Disqus