Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan GT-R VS 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Near San Antonio, TX

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2017 Nissan GT-R

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2017 Chevrolet Corvette

Safety Comparison

The GT-R has all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Corvette doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

Both the GT-R and the Corvette have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

Warranty Comparison

The GT-R’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Corvette’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Reliability Comparison

For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the engines in the GT-R have an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of the engines in the Corvette.

Engine Comparison

The GT-R has more powerful engines than the Corvette:

 

Horsepower

Torque

GT-R Premium 3.8 turbo V6

565 HP

467 lbs.-ft.

GT-R NISMO 3.8 turbo V6

600 HP

481 lbs.-ft.

Corvette 6.2 V8

455 HP

460 lbs.-ft.

Corvette 6.2 V8

460 HP

465 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The GT-R has a gallon more fuel capacity than the Corvette (19.5 vs. 18.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the GT-R’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the Corvette:

 

GT-R

Corvette

Front Rotors

15.4 inches

12.6 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

13.3 inches

The GT-R stops shorter than the Corvette:

 

GT-R

Corvette

 

60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

104 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the GT-R has larger front tires than the Corvette (F:255/40R20 & R:285/35R20 vs. F:245/40R18 & R:285/35R19).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the GT-R has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels are standard on the Corvette. The Corvette’s largest wheels are only 19-inches in the front and 20-inches in the rear.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The front and rear suspension of the GT-R uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the Corvette, which uses transverse leafs springs. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the GT-R’s wheelbase is 2.7 inches longer than on the Corvette (109.4 inches vs. 106.7 inches).

For better maneuverability, the GT-R’s turning circle is 1.1 feet tighter than the Corvette’s (36.6 feet vs. 37.7 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The design of the Nissan GT-R amounts to more than styling. The GT-R has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .26 Cd. That is lower than the Corvette (.29). A more efficient exterior helps the GT-R go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the GT-R get better fuel mileage.

The GT-R uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Corvette doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space Comparison

The GT-R has standard seating for 4 passengers; the Corvette can only carry 2.

The GT-R has 27 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Corvette (79 vs. 52).

The GT-R has .2 inches more front headroom, 1.6 inches more front legroom and 1 inch more front hip room than the Corvette.

Ergonomics Comparison

The GT-R’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children from operating them. Chevrolet does not offer a locking feature on the Corvette’s power windows.

The GT-R’s speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Corvette’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

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