Some things just get better with time, especially high end sports cars like the 2013 iterations of the Nissan GT-R and the Audit TT. Both of these vehicles offer plenty of power and tight handling, but there are some areas in which they differ dramatically.
Audi’s TT is a purpose-built coupe that offers a lot of power out of a small displacement turbocharged inline 4 cylinder. With 211 horsepower on tap, the Audi can shoot from standstill to 60 miles per hour in about 5.3 seconds. Nissan also uses a turbocharged engine in their GT-R but it is functioning at a performance level one might expect out of a supercar: 542 horsepower from a V6! With a body that is nearly the same weight as the substantially less powerful TT, it is no wonder that the GT-R hits the 60 mile per hour mark in just 3 seconds!
While Audi is known more for making comfortable vehicles, Nissan has a reputation for speed. Since the 2013 Nissan GT-R is in an entirely different performance league than the TT, one might wonder who comes out on top when it comes to creature comforts. Anyone entering the Audi will note that soft touch materials are abound and the entire cabin area is well-laid out and cozy, but it is deceptively small. Nissan claims that the GT-R was born on the track, but it still has a very refined interior. A neat center stack has well-laid out controls and the in-dash multifunction display offers a wealth of information. The key difference between the two is that Nissan has that world-famous Japanese fit and finish on a vehicle that knows what it is and who it is targeted at. Audi has what is essentially a compact car with a decidedly upmarket feel and some performance parts added to it.
Nissan’s GT-R just begs to be driven hard and fast and it never feels like it is out of control. Audi’s TT has a very different definition of fast, and part of its plush ride damps out important tactile feedback that lets drivers know just how close to the edge they are. This can be an unsettling experience, and might easily cause driving enthusiasts to opt for the GT-R simply because the car always lets you know what’s going on in sharp turns. Unfortunately for the Audi, the overall comfort level in the GT-R is pretty much neck and neck with the TT. This creates a situation where it is really hard for buyers to justify opting for the TT.
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