2012 Nissan GT-R vs. Its Competition

2012 Nissan GT-R
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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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Quick Specs
The 2012 GT-R outraces some of the world's top sports cars, at a fraction of their price.
From fast to insanely fast, yet still practical and affordable, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is a great balance and a strong value.
The 2012 Porsche 911 is one of the best buys in the sports car market, and quite possibly the most practical, luxurious car at its performance level available.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V8Gas Flat 6
EPA Class  
SubcompactTwo SeaterMini-Compact
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe Premium2-Door Coupe w/3LT2-Door Coupe 997 Carrera
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
2 Door Sedan2 Door CoupeCoupe
Automatic w/Manual ShiftManualManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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