2010 Porsche
911 Turbo
vs. 2012 Nissan
GT-R Black Edition

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

9.2

starting from

$133,750

Reasons to buy the Porsche 911 Turbo

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OK performance
6.9 lb/hp
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition

8.9

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$96,100

Reasons to buy the Nissan GT-R Black Edition

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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Good cornering ability
1.05 g
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Average power
530 HP @ 6,400 RPM
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Lightning fast 0-60 time
2.9 seconds
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.8
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Winner: 911 Turbo
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  • If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the 911 Turbo ; no amount of money can buy it on the GT-R Black Edition
  • The 911 Turbo 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The 911 Turbo has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 13 vs 11
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Winner: 911 Turbo
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the 911 Turbo 's standard sun roof
Performance 10.0 vs 9.2
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Winner: 911 Turbo
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  • Almost the same, 35.8 ft vs 36.6 ft
  • Almost the same, 6.9 lb/hp vs 7.2 lb/hp
Road Tests 9.6 vs 10.0
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Winner: GT-R Black Edition
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  • Almost the same, 1.05 g vs 1.01 g
  • Almost the same, 2.9 seconds vs 3.0 seconds
Cost 9.7 vs 10.0
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Winner: GT-R Black Edition
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  • The best price we've seen is $37,650 cheaper (around 30% less), $96,100 vs $133,750
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
Crash Test Ratings 5.5 vs 5.5
Too close to call
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Practicality - vs -
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  • People mover
  • Both come standard with navigation systems
Overall 9.2 vs 8.9

Entertainment System

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911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Nissan
GT-R Black Edition
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Number of speakers 13 vs 11 The 911 Turbo has more speakers and the GT-R Black Edition is OK, too
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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 No vs Yes The GT-R Black Edition can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The 911 Turbo has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the 911 Turbo ; no amount of money can buy it on the GT-R Black Edition

Luxury Features

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911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Nissan
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the 911 Turbo 's standard 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

Performance

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Nissan
GT-R Black Edition
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Horsepower 500 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 530 HP @ 6,400 RPM The GT-R Black Edition is of average power, but the 911 Turbo is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the GT-R Black Edition's semi-automatic transmission and the 911 Turbo 's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Standard The GT-R Black Edition comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the 911 Turbo
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Air compressor Twin turbocharger vs Twin turbocharger Both have an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 6.9 lb/hp vs 7.2 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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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 35.8 ft vs 36.6 ft The 911 Turbo can make tight turns, and the GT-R Black Edition is comparable to most other vehicles

Road Tests

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911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Nissan
GT-R Black Edition
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0-60 mph 3.0 seconds vs 2.9 seconds Both cars have lightning fast acceleration
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Braking distance at 60mph 101 ft vs 101 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 11.2 s @ 125 mph vs 11.2 s @ 122 mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 1.01 g vs 1.05 g Both vehicles have good cornering ability
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Top speed 194 mph vs 193 mph Both vehicles' top speed is just average

Cost

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Nissan
GT-R Black Edition
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MSRP $133,750 vs $96,100 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 16 mpg Very fuel efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The 911 Turbo has an OK basic warranty, while the GT-R Black Edition's is very limited
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The 911 Turbo 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the GT-R Black Edition's is very short

Safety Features

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911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Nissan
GT-R Black Edition
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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

Crash Test Ratings

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911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Nissan
GT-R Black Edition
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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

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Nissan
GT-R Black Edition
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Passengers 4 vs 4 People mover
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Highway driving range 425 miles vs Unknown
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Cargo space 3.7 ft3 vs 8.8 ft3 The GT-R Black Edition has OK cargo room, while the 911 Turbo has very little
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front seats Unknown vs 53.4 ft3
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The 911 Turbo 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the GT-R Black Edition
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power outlets Not Available vs Standard The GT-R Black Edition's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the 911 Turbo
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roof rails Optional vs Not Available Need to carry bulky cargo? Get the roof rails upgrade on the 911 Turbo
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navigation system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 2 vs 3 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

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2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition 2012 Audi R8 GT GT-R Black Edition vs R8 GT
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 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia GT-R Black Edition vs 458 Italia
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera GT-R Black Edition vs Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera
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