2020 Nissan GT-R vs. 2019 Lamborghini Aventador

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the GT-R and the Aventador have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

Warranty

There are almost 33 times as many Nissan dealers as there are Lamborghini dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the GT-R’s warranty.

Reliability

The Aventador’s redline is at 8500 RPM, which causes more engine wear, and a greater chance of a catastrophic engine failure. The GT-R has a 7100 RPM redline.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the GT-R gets better fuel mileage than the Aventador (16 city/22 hwy vs. 9 city/15 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the GT-R NISMO’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Aventador:

GT-R

Aventador

Front Rotors

16.14 inches

15.7 inches

Rear Rotors

15.35 inches

15 inches

In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The GT-R has a standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The Aventador doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

Tires and Wheels

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the GT-R can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Aventador doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the GT-R’s wheelbase is 3.1 inches longer than on the Aventador (109.4 inches vs. 106.3 inches).

The GT-R’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (54.7% to 45.3%) than the Aventador’s (43% to 57%). This gives the GT-R more stable handling and braking.

For better maneuverability, the GT-R’s turning circle is 4.4 feet tighter than the Aventador’s (36.6 feet vs. 41 feet). The GT-R NISMO’s turning circle is 3.6 feet tighter than the Aventador’s (37.4 feet vs. 41 feet).

Chassis

The GT-R is 4.3 inches shorter than the Aventador, making the GT-R easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The GT-R is 6.7 inches narrower on average than the Aventador, making the GT-R easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The design of the Nissan GT-R amounts to more than styling. The GT-R has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .26 Cd. That is significantly lower than the Aventador (.33). A more efficient exterior helps the GT-R go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the GT-R get better fuel mileage.

The GT-R uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Aventador doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

The GT-R has standard seating for 4 passengers; the Aventador can only carry 2.

The GT-R has 29 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Aventador (79 vs. 50).

The GT-R has 1.9 inches more front headroom and 1.3 inches more front legroom than the Aventador.

Cargo Capacity

The GT-R has a much larger trunk than the Aventador (8.8 vs. 5.2 cubic feet).

Servicing Ease

A maintenance reminder system is standard on the GT-R to save the owner time and money by calculating maintenance intervals for oil changes, tire rotation and transmission fluid replacement based on odometer mileage. This takes the guesswork out of keeping your vehicle in top condition and helps it last longer. Lamborghini doesn’t offer a maintenance reminder on the Aventador.

Ergonomics

The GT-R’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children from operating them. Lamborghini does not offer a locking feature on the Aventador’s standard power windows.

The GT-R’s standard power window controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Aventador’s available power window controls are spread out on the center console where they can’t be seen without the driver completely removing his eyes from the road.

The GT-R’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The Aventador’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.

The GT-R’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Aventador doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

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