Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 vs Nissan GT-R

Picture of Nissan GT-R (R35 530 PS)
Picture of Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Category Nissan GT-RCorvette ZR1
Max power (ps / bhp) 530 / 523647 / 638
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 612 / 451819 / 604
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1736 / 38271528 / 3369
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 305 / 301424 / 418

Acceleration (mph)

Speed & distance Nissan GT-RCorvette ZR1
Est. 0 - 60 mph 2.9 s3.0 s
0 - 100 mph 7.1 s6.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 7.6 s @ 105.6 mph7.6 s @ 106.9 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s11.2 s @ 130.5 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 18.4 s @ 153.5 mph18.2 s @ 158.4 mph
Est. 1 mile 30.0 s @ 177.7 mph29.1 s @ 181.4 mph

Acceleration (kph)

Speed & distance Nissan GT-RCorvette ZR1
0 - 40 kph 1.1 s1.5 s
0 - 80 kph 2.4 s3.1 s
0 - 100 kph 3.0 s3.2 s
0 - 200 kph 11.1 s10.3 s
0 - 300 kph 37.4 s32.6 s
Est. 1000 m 21.5 s @ 261.0 kph21.1 s @ 268.0 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 8.1 s7.1 s
Est. 200 - 300 kph 26.3 s22.3 s

General performance

Category Nissan GT-RCorvette ZR1
Top speed 315 kph (196 mph)334 kph (208 mph)
Est. max acceleration 1.02 g (10 m/s²)0.97 g (10 m/s²)
Lateral acceleration 1.05 g (10 m/s²)1.10 g (11 m/s²)
60 mph - 0 31 m (101 ft)28 m (91 ft)
70 mph - 0 47 m (153 ft)43 m (142 ft)


Category Nissan GT-RCorvette ZR1
Track Performance 12561276
Straight line speed 16731749
Total 29293025


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Daniel G  4y ago

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Shaggy  7y ago

Now that I did expect.

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sgtherealone  7y ago


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ZR1king  8y ago



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MSD 8092  9y ago

2012 ZR1 gets the hot alcantara/leather interior which the Z06 is getting too

the fake ass gtr has a lot more than 550hp, it was confirmed by mizuno-san

stop crying gtr fanboys, because there's only 1 king and it's the ZR1!

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Korosu  9y ago

I don't think what to say but, these two cars are very different. ZR1 is a rwd, gt-r awd. ZR1 has MUCH more power, over 100 hp and less weight. Personally I like the GT-R but the ZR1 is definetly faster. A GT-R can be much more faster than a ZR1 if it has more HP and less weight... ****, it's a 1700+ Kg!!!

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I know  9y ago

Quality: the new ZR1 has the same steering wheel as my 2006 Pontiac Torrent SUV!!!

I think that says something, using and re-using all those designs and still took a bailout...haha, quality nothing!

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Sal30  9y ago

2012 ZR1 SMOKES 2012 GTR!!!!


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Johnny  10y ago

You can't argue about, witch of these two very close cars are better it's all about your opinion. The GT-R has 4 seats and awd compared to the Zr1, witch makes it a lot heavier and a lot less powerful, and it can still compete against it. IT can also drive in northern weather like in Canada. But personally i think the corvette is definitely the better performer not by much though, and its probably the better driver car. Its all what you prefer.

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Ol' Shrimp Eyes  10y ago

I really couldn't care less about the GT-R, the ZR1 is so much more a driver's car, and is so much better to drive in all aspects. The GT-R has no soul, but it does get it's job done. And as Nissan tries harder and harder to make the car faster, it is proven time and time again the ZR1 is faster.

Also, if you say the GT-R has better quality you're just looking for something to bitch about. That and people who are fans of the GT-R are generally just ****wits who don't know what they're talking about and think the GT-R is the second coming.

Personally, for the price, **** both of those cars and by an E9X M3.

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Dustone  10y ago

No doubt the GT-R is phenomeal, BUT, it's a lot more fickle. The ZR-1 is raring to go all the time, ive seen GT-R's go into a super conservative 9 Psi mode where it kills the power because its too hot or the octane isn't high enough and there's not much you can do about it. But of corse (pun intended) the Vette has a huge displacement advantage and forced induction so you're not comparing much except price point.

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Apathy  10y ago

Ok... What's your point?

You seem pretty heated about two cars you don't even own. You want a second to sit down and relax? You going to be OK?

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VW Veyron SS  10y ago

I guarantee that the 2012 GTR will SMASH the ZR1 at the top gear track and The Contidrom.
The ZR1 is just too antiquated to compete with the likes of the GTR.
Not only does the GTR beat the ZR1 on the track and have a 2.85 0-60, it will beat the ZR1 in the 1/4 mile on the street or airstrip as well. The ZR1 does 11.2 to 11.8 1/4 mile on a non prepped surface in magazine tests.