2012 Audi
R8 GT
vs. 2012 Nissan
GT-R Black Edition

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition

9.0

starting from

$96,100

Reasons to buy the Nissan GT-R Black Edition

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Lightning fast 0-60 time
2.9 seconds
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Good cornering ability
1.05 g
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Zippy 1/4 mile time
11.2 s s @ 122.7 mph mph
2012 Audi R8 GT

8.8

Runner-up

Audi R8 GT

starting from

$198,050

Reasons to buy the Audi R8 GT

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Sporty performance
6.0 lb/hp
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Quite powerful
560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
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Good braking distance from 60mph
100 ft
Cost 10.0 vs 8.6
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  • Gets more than 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 16 mpg vs 13 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $101,950 cheaper (2.1x less), $96,100 vs $198,050
Entertainment System 9.4 vs 10.0
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  • The R8 GT's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have power seats
Crash Test Ratings 5.5 vs 5.5
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Practicality - vs -
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  • Both have power outlets
  • Both come standard with navigation systems
Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • The GT-R Black Edition has lightning fast acceleration, and the R8 GT isn't bad, either
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability
Overall 9.0 vs 8.8

Cost

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GT-R Black Edition
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2012 Audi R8 GT Audi
R8 GT
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MSRP $96,100 vs $198,050 The GT-R Black Edition has a great price and the R8 GT is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 13 mpg The GT-R Black Edition gets great city mileage, and the R8 GT gets OK mileage
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The R8 GT has an OK basic warranty, while the GT-R Black Edition's is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The R8 GT's basic warranty is long lasting, but the GT-R Black Edition's is very short

Entertainment System

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GT-R Black Edition
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R8 GT
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Number of speakers 11 vs 7 The GT-R Black Edition has an OK number of speakers, while the R8 GT has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The GT-R Black Edition's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the R8 GT does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the GT-R Black Edition's satellite radio; in the R8 GT, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs Yes The R8 GT has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Safety Features

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GT-R Black Edition
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R8 GT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs 4 Both have good airbag coverage
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Not Available
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Luxury Features

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GT-R Black Edition
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

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GT-R Black Edition
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R8 GT
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

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GT-R Black Edition
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R8 GT
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Passengers 4 vs 2 The GT-R Black Edition has lots of passenger seats, but the R8 GT has very few
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Highway driving range Unknown vs 376 miles
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Cargo space 8.8 ft3 vs Unknown
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front seats 53.4 ft3 vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 3 vs 2 The GT-R Black Edition has an absurd number of cupholders, 1 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Performance

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GT-R Black Edition
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Horsepower 530 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM The R8 GT is fairly powerful, but the GT-R Black Edition is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Standard vs Standard Both come standard with paddle shifters
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Air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None The GT-R Black Edition's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 7.2 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp The R8 GT is a sporty car, while the GT-R Black Edition is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.6 ft vs Unknown

Road Tests

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GT-R Black Edition
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R8 GT
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0-60 mph 2.9 seconds vs 3.4 seconds The GT-R Black Edition has lightning fast acceleration, and the R8 GT isn't bad, either
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Braking distance at 60mph 101 ft vs 100 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 11.2 s s @ 122.7 mph mph vs 11.6 s s @ 122.1 mph mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 1.05 g vs 1 g Both vehicles have good cornering ability
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Top speed 193 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2012 Audi R8 GT 2011 Audi A8 L 4.2 R8 GT vs A8 L 4.2
2012 Audi R8 GT 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG R8 GT vs SLS AMG
2012 Audi R8 GT 2012 Ford Mustang GT R8 GT vs Mustang GT
2012 Audi R8 GT 2011 Audi TT R8 GT vs TT
2012 Audi R8 GT 2010 Bentley Continental GT R8 GT vs Continental GT
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia GT-R Black Edition vs 458 Italia
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition 2011 Nissan 370Z Touring GT-R Black Edition vs 370Z Touring
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore GT-R Black Edition vs Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 GT-R Black Edition vs Mustang Shelby GT500
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T GT-R Black Edition vs Challenger R/T

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Rupert Stadler (2:34 AM, July 14, 2014)
1. Better looking is very subjective. Most would agree the R8 is better looking.
2. 30 Less hp than the R8, weighs more
3. Why are 4 seats important? It's a supercar.
It's still an amazing vehicle though. I'd love to have either.
 
Suad (4:59 AM, November 07, 2012)
Would defenatly recommend Gtr. For number of reasons 1. Gtr is looking better 2. It's more powerful 3. It got 4 seats 4. It's cheaper 5. Proven history 6. No issues 7. It's just perfect car 8. The list goes on...
 
Suad (4:54 AM, November 07, 2012)
Gtr is my favourite car, the only problem is that in Australia it cost twice the price elswhere, starts from $198,000.00