2020 Nissan GT-R vs. 2019 McLaren 600LT

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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The GT-R has standard four wheel antilock disc brakes for quicker stops and controlled steering ability, especially under poor traction conditions. Antilock brakes cost extra on the McLaren 600LT.

The GT-R has all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The 600LT doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

Both the GT-R and the 600LT have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags and traction control.

The Nissan GT-R weighs 865 to 933 pounds more than the McLaren 600LT. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts. Crosswinds also affect lighter cars more.

Warranty

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Nissan’s powertrain warranty covers the GT-R 2 years longer than McLaren covers the 600LT. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the 600LT ends after only 3 years.

There are almost 43 times as many Nissan dealers as there are McLaren dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the GT-R’s warranty.

Reliability

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The 600LT’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.

Engine

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The GT-R’s standard 3.8 turbo V6 produces 10 lbs.-ft. more torque (467 vs. 457) than the 600LT’s 3.8 turbo V8. The GT-R Track Edition/NIMSO’s standard 3.8 turbo V6 produces 8 more horsepower (600 vs. 592) and 24 lbs.-ft. more torque (481 vs. 457) than the 600LT’s 3.8 turbo V8.

Drivetrain

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All wheel drive, available in the GT-R, provides the best traction for acceleration in wet, dry, and icy conditions. In corners, all wheel drive allows both outside wheels to provide power, balancing the car. This allows for better handling. The McLaren 600LT is not available with all wheel drive.

Suspension and Handling

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The GT-R has a standard driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads. The 600LT’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the GT-R’s wheelbase is 4.3 inches longer than on the 600LT (109.4 inches vs. 105.1 inches).

Chassis

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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 600LT doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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The GT-R has standard seating for 4 passengers; the 600LT can only carry 2.

The GT-R has 30 cubic feet more passenger volume than the 600LT (79 vs. 49).

Cargo Capacity

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The GT-R has a much larger trunk than the 600LT (8.8 vs. 5.3 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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The GT-R’s standard GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that plots alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The 600LT’s available navigation system doesn’t offer real-time traffic updates.

With standard voice command, the GT-R offers the driver hands free control of the radio and the navigation computer by simply speaking. The 600LT doesn’t offer a voice control system.

Recommendations

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Road and Track performed a comparison test in its December 2019 issue and they ranked the Nissan GT-R NISMO two places higher than the McLaren 600LT.

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