Road Tests Real world tests of GT350 vs Nissan GT-R


4.2 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s


9.2 s
Nissan GT-R
6.8 s

1/4 mile

12.4 s
Nissan GT-R
10.8 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Shelby GT350

Reasons to consider the
Shelby GT350

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Bigger engine 5,000 cc vs 3,800 cc More than 30% bigger engine
Side view of Nissan GT-R

Reasons to consider the
Nissan GT-R

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Faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 12.4 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
More expensive sticker price $90k vs $60k 50% more expensive harder to own
Faster to 100mph 6.8 s vs 9.2 s More than 25% faster to 100mph

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GT350  vs
Nissan GT-R 
Brand Shelby Nissan
Price 60,000 89,950
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.18 lb/hp 7.05 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Maximum torque 491 ft-lb 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,949 lb 3,819 lb

road tests

GT350  vs
Nissan GT-R 
1/4 mile 12.4 s 10.8 s
0-60mph 4.2 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 9.2 s 6.8 s


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6


Displacement 5,000 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders V8 V6
Shelby GT350
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Nissan GT-R
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