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2011 Nissan GT-R vs. Its Competition

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2011 Nissan GT-R 2-door Coupe Premium Angular Front Exterior View
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Acceleration, top-speed figures, and flashy styling mean a lot in this class of vehicle, but the driving experience means something, too.

Two of the top rivals to the GT-R are the Corvette ZR1 and the Porsche 911 Turbo.

The ZR1's supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 will push it to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, 0.3 second faster than the Corvette Z06, according to GM; it'll hit 100 mph in 7.0 seconds, turn in quarter-mile times of 11.3 seconds at 131 mph, and charge to a claimed top speed of 205 mph, all for a price tag some $20,000 higher than the GT-R—and minus two seats.

The 911 Turbo has them beat at the top end, offering nearly 200 mph and an available top-down experience, punching out 480 hp for nearly $135,000.

As for which one would draw more gawkers, it's a toss-up.

2011 Nissan GT-R 2-door Coupe Premium Angular Front Exterior View2011 Nissan GT-R2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition2011 Chevrolet Corvette2011 Porsche 911 GTS2011 Porsche 911
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The 2011 GT-R achieves the unthinkable: It outraces some of the world's top sports cars, at a fraction of their price.
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Ridiculously fast and still daily-driver practical, the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette is an everyday supercar.
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You'll be dazzled by the 2011 Porsche 911's unending driving joy, and maybe stunned by its passenger comfort and even its fuel economy.
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15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
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