2013 Nissan GT-R vs. Its Competition

2013 Nissan GT-R (Japanese spec)
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

In the GT-R's small niche, the driving experience, 0-60 times, and the numbers mean everything.

So does the driving experience itself.

If you consider price, the two rivals, most directly, are the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the Porsche 911 Turbo.

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.

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.

Above that, there's not much else but the million-dollar Bugatti Veyron.

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Quick Specs
At a fraction of the price, the 2013 Nissan GT-R beats some of the top supercars to the punch, although their sensuality is missing.
Balanced, comfortable, and very fast (or very, very fast), the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette promises to ring out the C6 generation with grace and aptitude as well as attitude.
Still a tremendous value, the 2013 Porsche 911 range offers a great balance between dedicated sports car handling and daily practicality.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas V6Gas V8Gas Flat 6
EPA Class  
Subcompact CarsTwo SeaterMini-Compact
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe Premium2-Door Coupe w/4LT2-Door Coupe Carrera
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
Automatic w/Manual ShiftManualManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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