GT-R

812 Superfast

Front Rotors

16.14 inches

15.7 inches

Rear Rotors

15.35 inches

14.2 inches

Tires and Wheels

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 812 Superfast doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the GT-R’s wheelbase is 2.3 inches longer than on the 812 Superfast (109.4 inches vs. 107.1 inches).

The GT-R NISMO executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the 812 Superfast (22.9 seconds @ .92 average G’s vs. 23.3 seconds @ .93 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the GT-R’s turning circle is 4.5 feet tighter than the 812 Superfast’s (36.6 feet vs. 41.1 feet). The GT-R NISMO’s turning circle is 3.7 feet tighter than the 812 Superfast’s (37.4 feet vs. 41.1 feet).

Chassis

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 812 Superfast (.288). 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 812 Superfast doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

The GT-R has standard seating for 4 passengers; the 812 Superfast can only carry 2.

The GT-R has 1.1 inches more front headroom and .6 inches more front legroom than the 812 Superfast.

Cargo Capacity

With its coupe body style, valet key and remote trunk release lockout, the GT-R offers cargo security. The 812 Superfast’s hatchback body style defeats cargo security.

Ergonomics

The GT-R’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children from operating them. Ferrari does not offer a locking feature on the 812 Superfast’s standard power windows.

The GT-R’s front power windows open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The 812 Superfast’s front passenger window doesn’t close automatically.

The GT-R’s standard power window controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The 812 Superfast’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 Intelligent Key standard on the GT-R allows you to unlock the driver’s door, trunk and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Ferrari 812 Superfast’s Keyless Start doesn’t unlock the doors or the trunk.

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