Battle of Alpha (numerics): Nissan GT-R Challenges C7 Corvette Z06

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The Nissan GT-R has a reputation. Like that ’90s Keanu Reeves movie, you get phenomenal speed for the money. Weighing in at around 3,800 pounds stock, the 2013 GT-R has a twin-turbocharged V6 engine (545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft) and all-wheel drive, which help vault this thing to 60 mph in around three seconds. That’s all for less than $100,000 (well, it’s a little more than that these days, sadly).

Then there’s the Chevrolet Corvette, yet another unbelievable bargain supercar with massive abilities. Its setup is far different from the GT-R, though. Its MSRP starts at about $80,000. It has a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces 650 hp and 650 lb-ft. It’s also rear-wheel drive and weighs just a bit more than 3,500 pounds. Chevy says it straight-lines in 2.95 seconds. Sounds like a good pairing for the ol’ line dance, yeah?

All that said, these two cars in the video below are not stock. The description says the GT-R has a “tune and midpipe” and the Z has a “tune, Halltech CIA, upgraded clutch, and drag radials.”


For those who don’t care about watching the video, here are the results: 10.601 at 132.40 mph for the GT-R, 11.131 at 127.88 mph for the Corvette. Numbers don’t lie.

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Via [Corvette Forum]

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