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

0-60mph

Top speed

Nissan GT-R
195 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Nissan GT-R
7:24.22

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Panamera Turbo S

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More torque 555 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly more expensive sticker price $219k vs $90k Around 2.5x more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 4,800 cc vs 3,800 cc More than 25% bigger engine
Side view of Nissan GT-R

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Nissan GT-R

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Faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 11.5 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Lighter curb weight 3,819 lb vs 4,389 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:24.22 vs 7:52.0 More than 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Slightly higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,700 RPM Around 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Panamera Turbo S  vs
Nissan GT-R 
Brand Porsche Nissan
Price 218,869 89,950
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.1 lb/hp 7.05 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,000 RPM 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Maximum torque 555 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Max RPM 6,700 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,800 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders V8 V6
Air compressor Turbocharger Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.8 in / 3.3 in 3.76 in / 3.48 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,389 lb 3,819 lb
Width 76 in 74.6 in
Height 55.8 in 53.9 in
Length 195.7 in 183.3 in
Front track width 65.2 in 62.6 in
Wheelbase 115 in 109.4 in

road tests

Panamera Turbo S  vs
Nissan GT-R 
Top speed 190 mph 195 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 10.8 s
0-60mph 3.3 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 7.7 s 6.8 s
0-200kph 11.9 s 10.6 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:52.0 7:24.22
Hockenheim short lap time 1:12.30 1:09.94

transmission

Drivetrain AWD ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6
Gear ratios
1: 5.97:1
2: 3.31:1
3: 2.01:1
4: 1.37:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.81:1
7: 0.59:1
Axle ratio 3.15:1 3.7:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15.35 in Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes 13.78 in Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 20 508/? 241
Rear wheels Unknown/? 20 508/? 267
Porsche Panamera Turbo S
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