2017 Nissan GT-R vs. Its Competition

2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

Whether you see the Nissan GT-R as a high-performance sports car, a supercar, or a street-going race car (it fits all of these descriptions, really), this is a car that has only a few rivals anywhere near its price point.

The current Porsche 911 Turbo S can also accelerate to 60 mph in as little as 2.7 seconds; its ride comfort and drivability are also a bit better.

Pricing for the Porsche is a bit higher, though.

The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is only slightly slower in a straight line, but it offers a Z07 package that adds such performance equipment as carbon ceramic brakes, and the price starts below that of the GT-R.

The Acura NSX bristles with hybrid technology and a low-slung shape; it's complex, but drives with a hard-won mechanical fluidity.

Audi's R8 is another V-10 masterpiece, but it's missing its hallmark cues this time: its sideblades and its marvelous gated manual shifter.

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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, yellow2017 Chevrolet Corvette
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Quick Specs
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With sub-3.0-second 0 to 60 mph times and an advanced all-wheel-drive system, the 2017 Nissan GT-R delivers supercar track performance in what has become a fairly refined package.
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The 2017 Acura NSX puts the classic nameplate through a worm hole, and trades all its undiluted mechanical purity for astonishing all-wheel-drive hybrid performance.
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The 2017 Audi R8 balances thrilling power and handling with everyday livability.
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The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette antes up stunning performance and great features; we're mixed on its boy-racer looks.
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The 2017 Porsche 911 is a toe into the waters of modernity with a base turbo engine that gets good fuel economy. Don't be fooled; it's every bit the super car it always has been.
MSRP From    
$109,990$156,000$162,900$55,450$89,400
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Premium Unleaded V-10Gas V8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo SeaterMinicompact Cars
Style Name    
Premium AWDCoupeV10 quattro AWD2-Door Stingray Coupe w/2LTCarrera Coupe
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
42224
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
CoupeCoupequattro CoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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