2018 Nissan GT-R vs. Its Competition

2018 Nissan GT-R
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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 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 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.

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.

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

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Quick Specs
The 2018 Nissan GT-R carries the Japanese supercar torch with en fuego twin-turbo power, all-wheel drive, and snicky dual-clutch gearchanges.
The 2018 Acura NSX is an engineering tour de force that blends hybrid components with a turbocharged V-6 to create a track-ready supercar that can also be driven daily.
As much a track star as it is a comfortable daily driver, the 2018 Audi R8 is one of the most balanced and flexible supercars ever made.
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette delivers unmatched performance for the dollar and the features to go with it; the looks are arresting but perhaps too aggressive for some tastes.
The 2018 Porsche 911 is a superlative sports car that has defied its age. It’s a classic, but performs better than nearly any newcomer to its arena.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
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    
Pure AWDCoupeV10 RWD2-Door Stingray Coupe w/2LTCarrera Coupe
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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