Road Tests Real world tests of Supra Turbo vs Skyline GT-R

0-60mph

Top speed

Supra Turbo
156 mph
Skyline GT-R
111 mph

1/4 mile

Supra Turbo
13.7 s
Skyline GT-R
13.4 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Toyota Supra Turbo

Reasons to consider the
Toyota Supra Turbo

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Faster top speed 156 mph vs 111 mph 45 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 5 s vs 5.6 s More than 10% faster to 60mph
More torque 321 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 261 ft-lb Around 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 322 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 276 HP @ 6,800 RPM More than 15% stronger engine
Slightly better power-to-weight ratio 10.58 lb/hp vs 11.4 lb/hp More than 5% better power-to-weight ratio
Front view of Nissan Skyline GT-R

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Nissan Skyline GT-R

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Way higher redline 8,000 RPM vs 6,800 RPM Around 20% more revs
Lighter curb weight 3,146 lb vs 3,408 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Supra Turbo  vs
Skyline GT-R 
Brand Toyota Nissan
Price 38,000 45,000
Year 1993-1997 1989

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.58 lb/hp 11.4 lb/hp
Maximum hp 322 HP @ 5,800 RPM 276 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 321 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 261 ft-lb
Max RPM 6,800 RPM 8,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,000 cc 2,600 cc
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.5:1 8.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 3.39 in 3.39 in / 2.9 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Supra Turbo  vs
Skyline GT-R 
Top speed 156 mph 111 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s 13.4 s
0-60mph 5 s 5.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD Full Time 4WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Axle ratio 3.27:1 4.11:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,408 lb 3,146 lb
Width 71.3 in 69.1 in
Height 50.2 in 52.8 in
Length 177.7 in 178.9 in
Front track width 59.9 in 58.3 in
Wheelbase 100.4 in 103 in
Toyota Supra Turbo
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Nissan Skyline GT-R
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