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TOTD: You Pick - Nissan GT-R Nismo or Chevrolet Corvette Z06?

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/14/2015 Jason Udy
TOTD: You Pick - Nissan GT-R Nismo or Chevrolet Corvette Z06?

In a recent comparison, we pitted the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo against the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with surprising results. And today we want to know which (semi-)affordable supercar you would choose.

The 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 producing 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission and Nissan’s ATTESA E-TS Pro all-wheel drive system. In comparison, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 cranking out 650 hp and 650 lb-ft. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed manual transmission, though an eight-speed auto is also available.

Related Link: Research the 2015 Nissan GT-R

At the drag strip, the GT-R Nismo reached 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and finished the quarter-mile in 11.0 seconds at 126.6 mph. The GT-R Nismo stopped from 60 mph in 97 feet. The Corvette Z06 accelerated to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and finished the quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds at 124.4 mph. It took the Corvette just 91 feet to stop from 60 mph.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2015 Nissan GT R Nismo© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2015 Nissan GT R Nismo

Although the GT-R Nismo was quicker in a straight line, the Corvette Z06 outshined Godzilla in our handling tests. The Z06 lapped the figure-eight in 22.3 seconds at 1.06 g average and pulled 1.17 g average around the skidpad. In comparison, the GT-R Nismo lapped the figure-eight in 23.1 seconds at 0.99 g average and pulled 1.03 g average around the skidpad.

At Willow Springs International Raceway's Big Willow track, there was no denying the GT-R was the faster track machine. But lap times don't tell the whole story. Our resident hotshoe Randy Pobst called the GT-R "too boring in its efficiency [on the track]," and we came to the same conclusions regarding which one we'd rather be driving on a road course.

So tell us, which supercar would you pick? The 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo or the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 ?

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