In the sphere of high-performance, there are two GT performance outstanding, that can be used daily and the relatively competitive rate. Still more effective, raw 2014 GT – R today faces an F-Type when totally unbridled R.
Godzilla. The surname thrilled. This is actually the nom de guerre of the GT-R, an exceptional car developed by the cream of Nissan engineers in the main explode the time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife goal. One also remembers his exceptional time 7’26 “70 at the time, a blow to Porsche and its 911 (Type 997) Turbo which claimed that 7’49. Launched in 2007, it therefore appears soon scarecrow, including its line already unusual for its size. 4.67 m long and 1,895 m wide and its curves more reminiscent of a fighter than a GT, as sporty as it is .
Discovered in the form of a beautiful concept car C – X 16 the 2011 Frankfurt lounge, Jaguar F-Type is the archetype of the revival of the feline hit mark. Under the aegis of the Indian Tata, Jaguar has sold 77,000 cars worldwide in 2013, representing an increase of 42 per cent from 2012. With its allure of break of the performance precisely of a fighter jet fighter, the Jaguar F-Type definition R is compact, but stout (4.47 m long 1.92 m wide). And like the Nissan GT – R, it features four huge tailpipes which leave no doubt as to its sporting pretensions.
Nissan GT – R 2014 believed has taken insurance and made monetize its charms from €94.200 in finish Premium Edition. A note which may seem salty at first, but when comparing this amount to €95.783 required for a Porsche 911 Carrera PDK of 350 HP, this seems almost cheap.
In front, the Jaguar F-Type R 550 HP is sold €104.800. A rate that remains competitive especially the fact that the UK is powered by a V8 especially noble, while its allocation of series – we shall see – is particularly rich.
Close rates and performance, Nissan GT – R and Jaguar F-Type offer a quite different architecture as soon as it gets on board.
Thus, the Jaguar F-Type is a strict two-seats. The cockpit or rather the cockpit is distinguished by its atmosphere sports, starting with the graphics of the counters and by superb color starter button gold. It is primarily this position of almost impeccable conduct and these excellent seats that make this “R” a particularly pleasant to live version. The finish is good overall, but certain defects of assemblies are easily forgivable at this level range.
If the livability counts a lot for you, know that the space is good elbows and legs. On the other hand, the large templates will be penalized by the guard to the roof just average. Finally, the trunk hatch facilitates the loading of baggage, and the volume is rather generous for the category (of 315-407 litres). Finally damage the storage space to be non-existent. Nothing is indeed intended to remove a jacket behind the seats
The atmosphere at Nissan is very different. It is firstly a 2 + 2 with a habitability in the Middle top of the category. At the front, the space does not, while the two rear seats provide a relative comfort but adequate for small distances. The chest is identical in volume (315 litres) but less convenient to use. Provided that the driver is not constantly to attack! Beautifully crafted finish smells more the “large series”, but the Assembly is more rigorous than in Jaguar. Remains somewhat dispersed ergonomics (but video games fans will appreciate the many functions of the on-board computer) and a style that begins to date.
In chapter facilities, the Nissan GT – R offers more than most from the first level: alarm, two air conditioning zones, adjustable in height and depth, differential steering column rear limited slip, alloy 20 inches, upholstery leather/Suede, electric and heated seats, camera back, GPS, audio system with hard drive and pregnant Bose…
At Jaguar, the F-Type R offers column of electric steering, the active sports exhaust, driven suspension, limited-slip differential, 19-inch rims, Super Performance, leather Sport Electric brake, air conditioning 1 zone, the alarm, the system audio 180 watts… but the speed controller, parking or GPS support are unfortunately optional.
Boxing in the same category, the Jaguar F-Type R and Nissan GT – R have yet not the same weapons to defeat. The Japanese relied on a V6 3.8 liter hand-assembled and stuffed by two turbos. Born with 485 HP, it develops now 550 horsepower under the hood of the 2014 edition! A beautiful feat of engine, all that torque is set at 632 Nm!
Opposite, Jaguar out the big guns. In this case, the famous V8 House whose displacement is set to 5.0 litres, power to 550 HP and torque at 680 Nm. On paper, the British part therefore with a slight advantage, since its mass is significantly lower (1,665 kg for the F-Type and 1740 kg for the GT – R).
As soon as the first rounds of wheel, the F-Type R shows more demonstrative. At idle, its V8 exudes a manly pleasure. A pleasure which becomes totally explosive as soon as it crushes the right pedal and one active mode “Race.” Difficult to make more enjoyable. Here is the brutality in lush velvet. It pushes hard (0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds), and smoothly thanks to the excellent 8-speed automatic transmission whose manual management does wonders.
However, passing to the Nissan GT – R, we enter another dimension. At first glance, the Nissan GT – R shows less demonstrative. There are certainly those linkage sounds desired by the manufacturer, to recall a distant time when sports cars lived and left also escape some smell of oil and gasoline.
The sound of the V6 is more muted, less lyrical, yet sporty high rpm. The key is elsewhere. Here, each acceleration, is pressed against the seat. And for good reason, acceleration is unusual, with a 0 to 100 km / h takes less than 3 seconds! A feat made possible by various parameters, including the fineness of the electronic management, the speed of dual-clutch transmission, exceptional traction and launch control famous.
Different mechanically, the Nissan GT – R and Jaguar F-Type R are also in train.
The GT – R has an all-wheel drive, nevertheless typed propulsion. Very well balanced, it is quickly forgetting its mass and its template. It must be said that its system of electronic distribution of power to the wheels exacerbates the handling and movement of the gear… regardless of the coating.
Once rather uncomfortable on damaged roads, this 2014 version progresses on this point, stronger brakes and driver with disconcerting ease. Attention to the excesses of optimism because the GT – R forgive much, until the moment where she eventually pick up at very high speeds. It is very happy to have a gaggle of electronic driving AIDS to get back on the right path.
American propulsion, the Jaguar F-Type is R side figure of indomitable dragster. However, its aluminium structure is beautiful rigidity. And if the power goes to the only rear wheels, tyre quality and the contribution of the active differential with torque vector control prevent auto zigzag like a good old Ford Mustang to any acceleration. Safe, but nevertheless more fun than the GT – R, F-Type suffers however a too light at high speed towards and a perfectible damping.