Both the GT-R and the Aventador have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, traction control and daytime running lights.
The Nissan GT-R weighs 457 to 567 pounds more than the Lamborghini Aventador. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.
There are over 67 times as many Nissan dealers as there are Lamborghini dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the GT-R’s warranty.
The Aventador’s redline is at 8250 to 8500 RPM, which causes more engine wear, and a greater chance of a catastrophic engine failure. The GT-R has a 7100 RPM redline.
On the EPA test cycle the GT-R Premium Auto gets better fuel mileage than the Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe Auto (16 city/22 hwy vs. 11 city/18 hwy).
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the GT-R has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch front wheels are standard on the Aventador LP 700-4.
Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the GT-R can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Aventador doesn’t offer run-flat tires.
For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the GT-R’s wheelbase is 3.1 inches longer than on the Aventador (109.4 inches vs. 106.3 inches).
The GT-R’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (54.6% to 45.3%) than the Aventador’s (43% to 57%). This gives the GT-R more stable handling and braking.
For better maneuverability, the GT-R’s turning circle is 4.4 feet tighter than the Aventador’s (36.6 feet vs. 41 feet).
The GT-R is 3.6 inches shorter than the Aventador, making the GT-R easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.
The GT-R is 5.3 inches narrower than the Aventador, making the GT-R easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.
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 significantly lower than the Aventador (.33). 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 Aventador doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.
The GT-R has standard seating for 4 passengers; the Aventador can only carry 2.
The GT-R has 29 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Aventador (79 vs. 50).
The GT-R has 1.9 inches more front headroom and 1.3 inches more front legroom than the Aventador.
The GT-R has a much larger trunk than the Aventador (8.8 vs. 5.2 cubic feet).
The GT-R’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children from operating them. Lamborghini does not offer a locking feature on the Aventador’s power windows.
The GT-R’s standard power window controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Aventador’s available power window controls are spread out on the center console where they can’t be seen without the driver completely removing his eyes from the road.
The GT-R’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The Aventador’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.
The GT-R’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Aventador doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.
Standard smartphone integration for the GT-R allows the driver and passengers access to select programs on their smartphones so they can stay connected without taking their eyes off the road or their hands from the wheel. The Aventador doesn’t offer factory integrated smartphone program access.