2017 Nissan 370Z vs 2017 Nissan GT-R

Even the most practical among us have to admit, there’s just something about the design of sports cars. Even practical automakers are beginning to design their most economical vehicles to emulate the appearance of these muscular options, which can be a bit misleading when it comes time to put foot to pedal. Nissan has two sports cars at this time, but while they look somewhat similar, they are very different when it comes to price.

In comparing the 2017 Nissan 370Z vs the 2017 Nissan GT-R, the first thing you’ll notice is the price. The 370Z is an affordable car, with a starting MSRP of $29,990, less than a third of the $109,990 starting price for the GT-R. Is the 370Z still capable of providing a thrilling ride, or should you pinch your pennies until you can step up to the potent GT-R?

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2017 Nissan 370Z vs 2017 Nissan GT-R
Yes Roadster Variation? No
350hp Max Horsepower 600hp
276 lb-ft Max Torque 481 lb-ft
Rear-Wheel Drive Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive

Which 2017 Nissan sports car is right for you?

When it comes right down to it, the 2017 Nissan 370Z and 2017 Nissan GT-R are very different beasts. It’s not that the 370Z isn’t fun, but its power figures are closer to the Maxima’s 300-horsepower V6, rather than clearly edging toward the GT-R. Still, for those who want style and an energetic ride, without necessarily taking it to the track on weekends, the 370Z has plenty to offer. It’s especially attractive in the Roadster variation or Nismo trims.

For real power and performance, the 2017 Nissan GT-R continues to be the go-to option as it offers faster acceleration, better high-speed road control and adjustable suspension. It’s six-speed dual-clutch transmission doesn’t hurt, either, as it works perfectly with the 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine, plus offers three driver-selectable modes.

Don’t get us wrong, we love the 2017 Nissan 370Z for its style, and it certainly is no slouch for everyday driving, but when it comes to raw enthusiasm, you can’t go wrong with the 2017 Nissan GT-R.

2017 Nissan 370Z Interior
2017 Nissan GT-R Interior
2017 Nissan 370Z Spoiler
2017 Nissan GT-R spoiler