Top speeds, 0-60 mph times, and outrageous styling mean everything in the GT-R's small niche, and the driving experience does, too.
The Nissan's natural rivals are the Chevy Corvette ZR1 and the Porsche 911 Turbo.
The ZR1's supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 launches it to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, and to a top speed of 205 mph, all for a price about $20,000 higher than the GT-R—with two fewer seats.
The 911 Turbo beats both in price with its 480-hp turbo flat six and top speed of 200 mph, but not necessarily its speed.
Want something faster than a GT-R? Get ready to show how you can possibly afford the million-dollar Bugatti Veyron.
Bring bank records, or maybe an actual banker, just to get in line.
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|2012 Nissan GT-RBrowse Used Listings||2012 Chevrolet CorvetteBrowse Used Listings||2012 Porsche 911Browse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V8||Gas Flat 6|
|2-Door Coupe Premium||2-Door Coupe w/2LT||2-Door Coupe 997 Carrera|
|All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Sedan||2 Door Coupe||Coupe|
|Automatic w/Manual Shift||Manual||Manual|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2012 Nissan GT-R vs. 2012 Chevrolet Corvette||2012 Nissan GT-R vs. 2012 Porsche 911|