Corvette Z06. Nissan GT-R Nismo. Motor Trend ‘Head 2 Head.’ ‘Nuff said.
Here is a video we’ve been waiting for, one that will get broadband fiber optic cables glowing like Hooker headers on a dyno. For Episode 62 of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend throws the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 into the bear pit with the latest Nissan GT-R Nismo. What comes out of that is seventeen minutes of don’t-look-away video.
We’re only going to give you the specs. The 3,527-pound Z06 gets on with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 650 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque, applied to the wheels via a seven-speed manual transmission. With the Z07 performance package appended it has a front splitter and winglets, and a three-section rear spoiler among its aero aids. The tested model also wore carbon ceramic brakes, which helped push its $ 89,985 MSRP out to $ 105,210.
The 3,881-pound GT-R Nismo plays the underdog – again – with a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 spitting out 600 hp and 481 lb-ft, yoked to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The GT-R left its ‘performance bargain’ days behind years ago, and this top-shelf version starts at $ 151,585 but has almost everything it can get, so the as-tested price was only a skosh more at $ 151,880.
We’re not going to tell you any more than that. Click on the video and let Carlos Lago and his two mean minions tell you a story you won’t soon forget.