The 2021 Nissan GT-R is a 4 seater coupe available in various price range in the market. It displays an unmatched blend of power with singular intuition and impressive driving experience which is not comparable. The luxury of the Nissan GT-R 2021 keeps it at the top of the pick with competitors like the Porsche 911, the BMW 8, or the Audi R8. Talking about the Audi R8 with its coupe and convertible body, offering trims levels namely V10, V10 Performance; it is indeed a sport car considered among the best of all the time. What clearly brought the Audi R8 and the Nissan GT-R together is probably the body shape which is quiet expressive and the common amazing 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. But both cars apart from being produced by different automakers display qualities and disparities that could be of great use for car shoppers when deciding on what model to buy.
2021 Nissan GT-R
The Nissan GT-R is classified at the 14th rank of the sport coupe cars with high performance and indescribable tourer capability. It succeeded to the skyline GT-R, a high performance variant of the Nissan Skyline. The GT-R 2021 offers three levels including the Nismo, with a 3.8-liter V6 cylinder engine and 600 horsepower. The premium which is the base trim equipped with a 3.8liter, V6 cylinder engine releasing 565 horsepower with a seating capacity of 4; And the third trim, the Track edition offering 3.8liter V6 engine as well and 600 horsepower and 481lb-ft of Torque. An important fact to noticed here is that the GT-R Nismo is the fastest model capable of doing about 0 to 60mph in seconds and a top speed of 205 mph. The Nissan GT-R 2021 has an EPA estimate of 16mpg in the city and 22mpg on the highway, not quiet bad compare to competitors such as the Audi R8, Lexus LC500, Porsche 911 or the Mercedes-AMG GT-R coupe.
2021 Audi R8
Unlike the 2021 Nissan GT-R , the Audi R8 comes in two main trim levels with two seating capacity each. The base trim which is the V10 is equipped with a 5.2 liter 10-cylinder engine gasoline fuel releasing 532 horsepower and 398lb-feet of Torque. As for the second trim level, it is the V10 performance with 5.2liter 10cylinder engine pumping 602 horsepower and 401lb-feet of Torque. The 2021 Audi R8 has an EPA estimate of 13mpg in city, 20 mpg on highway hence, a combined 16 mpg city/highway, these place the R8 nearly at the same position with the Nissan GT-R in terms of fuel economy. But the Audi is a devastating fastest sport car, easy to drive with interesting option. Just like the ‘R’ standing for Roadster in the name, the Audi has a based body structure expressing speed on the road way, its high strength aluminum frame with integrated panels which is quiet lighter and stronger is an advantage in this fact.
2021 Nissan GT-R vs Audi R8 pros and cons
Both vehicles do have the same competitors mentioned above. A close look at their difference prices show that the Audi R8 carries sky-high price starting from $143,00 for the coupe model and about $155,000 for the convertible model, really much but compare to the luxury of this sport car, it is somehow worth the price event though it doesn’t really offer that much seating spaces but it is really comfortable. The Nissan GT-R 2021 on the other hand is said to be a little bit affordable with $113,540 starting price, but the high trim is costly, about $210,740 for the Nismo trim. The worst fact about the GT-R 2021 is the infotainment system which is not really up to standard; the advanced driver assistance systems for example which are available in the R8 missed in the GT-R 2021. But this doesn’t really change anything in the reliability of both cars.