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Chevy Corvette Z06 or Nissan GT-R Nismo

Inevitably, comparisons between the new +Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and the +Nissan GT-R Nismo are being made. Before I get to any discussion, here are the performance numbers for each:

Corvette Z06 (manual)Corvette Z06 (auto)Nissan GT-R Nismo0-30 mph1.5 sec1.3 sec1.2 sec0-40 mph2.1 sec1.7 sec1.7 sec0-50 mph2.6 sec2.3 sec2.2 sec0-60 mph3.2 sec3.0 sec2.9 sec0-70 mph4.1 sec3.8 sec3.7 sec0-80 mph4.9 sec4.7 sec4.7 sec0-90 mph5.9 sec5.6 sec5.8 sec0-100 mph7.2 sec6.8 sec7.0 sec1/4 mile11.3 sec @ 126.2 mph11.1 sec @ 127 mph11.2 sec @ 125 mphbraking 60-0 mph91 ft91 ft97 ftbraking 70-0 mph128 ft128 ft145 ftfigure 822.5 sec @ 0.98 g (avg)22.5 sec @ 0.98 g (avg)22.9 sec @ 0.91 g (avg)
The manual Z06 acceleration numbers are based on Motor Trend's test because they tested a manual and the auto's numbers are based on Car and Driver's test because they tested an auto. The GT-R Nismo acceleration numbers are based on Car and Driver's numbers because they published full acceleration tests…

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Test Numbers

This isn't "A Closer Look". I don't have a second opinion, criticism or a different view. I simply have to include the performance numbers of a new Corvette Z06. Especially when they're blistering. 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds. 3 seconds flat. From a front (mid) engine, RWD car with a starting price under $80,000. With a manual, this number drops to 3.2 seconds. The full acceleration numbers are:
0-30 mph (auto/manual): 1.3 sec/1.5 sec 0-40 mph (auto/manual): 1.7 sec/2.1 sec 0-50 mph (auto/manual): 2.3 sec/2.6 sec 0-60 mph (auto/manual): 3.0 sec/3.2 sec 0-70 mph (auto/manual): 3.8 sec/4.1 sec 0-80 mph (auto/manual): 4.7 sec/4.9 sec 0-90 mph (auto/manual): 5.6 sec/5.9 sec 0-100 mph (auto/manual): 6.8 sec/7.2 sec 1/4 mile (auto/manual): 11.1 sec @ 127 mph/11.3 sec @ 126 mph



It is worth mentioning that the numbers were recorded by different sources. Car and Driver tested the automatic and Motor Trend tested the manual but the gap makes sense so take that for what it'…