Road Tests Real world tests of GT 86 vs Nissan 370Z

Top speed

GT 86
140 mph
370Z Touring
157 mph

0-100mph

GT 86
17.8 s

1/4 mile

GT 86
15.3 s
370Z Touring
13.91 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Toyota GT 86

Reasons to consider the
Toyota GT 86

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Lighter curb weight 2,596 lb vs 3,479 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Nissan 370Z

Reasons to consider the
Nissan 370Z Touring

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A lot faster to 100mph 12 s vs 17.8 s Around 35% faster to 100mph
Faster in the quarter mile 13.91 s vs 15.3 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 157 mph vs 140 mph 17 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM Around 70% stronger engine
More torque 270 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM vs 150 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM 80% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 3,696 cc vs 2,000 cc Around 85% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT 86  vs
Nissan 370Z 
Brand Toyota Nissan
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.18 lb/hp 10.48 lb/hp
Maximum hp 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 150 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM 270 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 53%/47% 55%/45%
Steering system Rack and pinion Unknown

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc 3,696 cc
Cylinders Flat 4 V6
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.76 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

GT 86  vs
Nissan 370Z 
Top speed 140 mph 157 mph
1/4 mile 15.3 s 13.91 s
0-100mph 17.8 s 12 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 2WD
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 12.6 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 12.6 in Ventilated Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,596 lb 3,479 lb
Width 69.9 in 72.8 in
Height 51.2 in 52.2 in
Length 166.9 in 167.2 in
Front track width 59.8 in 61 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in 100.4 in
Toyota GT 86
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Nissan 370Z Touring
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