When the Nissan GT-R arrived in in U.S. with the 2009 mode, it was admired for its power to beat cars costing several times its price. In the same way, the Corvette Z06 benefits from the experience Chevy engineers gained from tuning the last-generation Corvette.
It is the profoundly crazy, so fast, capable and so inexpensive when you take into consideration its performance and the 6.2-liter LT4 V-8. With it, the car has 650hp and 650 lb-ft of torque and tires as wide as they are sticky. On the other hand, the GT-R has twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 producing 600HP and suspension that is more aggressive tuning. You may think of it as the weaker here and you’re probably right. It’s 50hp down and weighs around 350 more but it was quicker in acceleration tests. 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and finishing the quarter-mile in 11.0 seconds at 126.6 mph is what the Nismo can brag about. The Corvette needed 3.3 seconds and 11.4 seconds at 124.4 mph, respectively.
Corvette Z06’s Carbon ceramic brakes helped it to stop from 60 mph in a shorter distance of 91 feet to stop, while the GT-R Nismo took 97 feet. The Z06 sends power to the rear wheels, while the GT-R is an all-wheel drive. While the Nismo has the acceleration advantage, the Z06 has the handling and braking advantage.
Check out the video below and see which one has the faster lap time and why.