Road Tests Real world tests of GT 86 vs Nissan GT-R

Top speed

GT 86
140 mph
Nissan GT-R
195 mph

0-100mph

GT 86
17.8 s
Nissan GT-R
6.8 s

Top Gear track time

GT 86
1:31.30
Nissan GT-R
1:19.70

1/4 mile

GT 86
15.3 s
Nissan GT-R
10.8 s

Nurburgring time

GT 86
8:44.90
Nissan GT-R
7:24.22

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Toyota GT 86

Reasons to consider the
Toyota GT 86

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Significantly lighter curb weight 2,596 lb vs 3,819 lb More than 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Nissan GT-R

Reasons to consider the
Nissan GT-R

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Much faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 15.3 s Around 30% faster at the drag strip
Much faster to 100mph 6.8 s vs 17.8 s 2.6x faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 195 mph vs 140 mph 55 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Really great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:19.70 vs 1:31.30 Around 15% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Way more more powerful engine 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 2.8x stronger engine
Significantly more torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM vs 150 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM More than 3x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much faster to 200kph 10.6 s vs 31.2 s 2.9x faster to 200kph
Bigger engine 3,800 cc vs 2,000 cc 90% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT 86  vs
Nissan GT-R 
Brand Toyota Nissan
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.18 lb/hp 7.05 lb/hp
Maximum hp 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Maximum torque 150 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders Flat 4 V6
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.76 in / 3.48 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

GT 86  vs
Nissan GT-R 
Top speed 140 mph 195 mph
1/4 mile 15.3 s 10.8 s
0-100mph 17.8 s 6.8 s
0-200kph 31.2 s 10.6 s
Top gear time 1:31.30 1:19.70
20.6km nurburgring time 8:44.90 7:24.22
Hockenheim short lap time 1:19.40 1:09.94

transmission

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

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,596 lb 3,819 lb
Width 69.9 in 74.6 in
Height 51.2 in 53.9 in
Length 166.9 in 183.3 in
Front track width 59.8 in 62.6 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in 109.4 in
Toyota GT 86
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