2011 Maserati
GranTurismo
vs. 2012 Nissan
GT-R Black Edition

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition

10.0

starting from

$96,100

Reasons to buy the Nissan GT-R Black Edition

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Has auxiliary audio input
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Quite expensive
$96,100
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Better drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
2011 Maserati GranTurismo

9.5

starting from

$140,200

Reasons to buy the Maserati GranTurismo

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Basic warranty with unlimited miles
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Average number of cupholders
4
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More speakers
12
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.4
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Winner: GT-R Black Edition
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  • The GT-R Black Edition's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
Performance 10.0 vs 9.5
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  • The GT-R Black Edition's Twin turbocharger forces more air into the engine, improving power output, Twin turbocharger vs None
  • All-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive
  • The GT-R Black Edition needs around 10% less space to turn, 36.6 ft vs 40.4 ft
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Limited number of airbags
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
  • Neither offers a sun roof
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Practicality - vs -
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  • Both come standard with navigation systems
  • Both have very limited cargo room
  • Few seats
Cost 10.0 vs -
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Very inefficient in the city
  • Very expensive
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both cars have extraordinary top speeds for this class of vehicle
  • The GT-R Black Edition has lightning fast acceleration, and the GranTurismo isn't bad, either
Overall 10.0 vs 9.5

Entertainment System

Nissan
GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2011 Maserati GranTurismo Maserati
GranTurismo
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Number of speakers 11 vs 12 Both have more speakers, but the GranTurismo in particular has a large number
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Standard Both come standard with satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The GT-R Black Edition can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Performance

Nissan
GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2011 Maserati GranTurismo Maserati
GranTurismo
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Horsepower 530 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 440 HP @ 7,000 RPM Very powerful
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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, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 7.2 lb/hp vs 9.9 lb/hp Both cars are sporty, but the GT-R Black Edition in particular is a responsive car
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The GT-R Black Edition has a good drivetrain for driving off-road or in poor weather
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.6 ft vs 40.4 ft The GT-R Black Edition is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the GranTurismo is quite bad

Safety Features

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GT-R Black Edition
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GranTurismo
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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 Limited number of airbags
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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

Nissan
GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2011 Maserati GranTurismo Maserati
GranTurismo
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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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GranTurismo
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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

Nissan
GT-R Black Edition
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GranTurismo
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Passengers 4 vs 4 Few seats
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Highway driving range Unknown vs 382 miles
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Cargo space 8.8 ft3 vs 6.0 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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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 Not Available The GT-R Black Edition's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the GranTurismo
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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 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Nissan
GT-R Black Edition
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MSRP $96,100 vs $140,200 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 12 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs Unknown
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Road Tests

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GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2011 Maserati GranTurismo Maserati
GranTurismo
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0-60 mph 2.9 seconds vs 5.2 seconds The GT-R Black Edition has lightning fast acceleration, and the GranTurismo isn't bad, either
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Braking distance at 60mph 101 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 11.2 s @ 122 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 1.05 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 193 mph vs 177 mph Both cars have extraordinary top speeds for this class of vehicle

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