Sports car scuffle: Nissan GT-R vs. Toyota GR Supra

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Since their early days, JDM legends Nissan GT-R and Toyota Supra, have always been two of the most sought-after sports cars. Thanks to their revolutionary styling and next-level engineering, these cars have helped define Japanese high-performance sports vehicles and have set the bar for future performance cars to come.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many variants does the Toyota GR Supra have?

    The Toyota GR Supra is only offered locally in one variant.
  • What is the price of the GR Supra?

    The GR Supra has a price tag of P4,990,000.
  • How many variants does the Nissan GT-R have?

    The Nissan GT-R is offered in two variants.
  • What is the price range of the Nissan GT-R?

    The Premium variant of the Nissan GT-R is priced at P8,900,000 while the souped-up Nismo variants price can be had upon request.
  • In this sports car scuffle, we’re going to pit the PH-spec Nissan GT-R and Toyota GR Supra. Interested to see which of the two contenders come out on top? Stick around to find out.

    Exterior

     

    Nissan GT-R

    Toyota GR Supra

    Dimensions (L x W x H mm)

    4,710 x 1,895 x 1,370

    4,379 x 1,854 x 1,294

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2,780

    2,470

    Ground clearance (mm)

    110

    115

    The locally available Nissan GT-R is comparably longer and wider than the Toyota Supra. Its longer wheelbase and lower ground clearance translate to better handling and a more comfortable ride. However, the GR Supra’s smaller dimensions and aerodynamic exterior make it a more nimble ride in tight curves and in high-speed driving situations.

    Outside, the Nissan GT-R packs super-wide beam multi-projector LED headlamps with AFS and LED DRLs at the front. The rear end sports GT-R signature LED taillamps paired with LED fog lamps. The addition of side air vents and a quad-tip titanium exhaust (with burnt tip and sound control) complete its menacing “eat-my-dust” look.

    nissan gt-r

    Meanwhile, the Toyota GR Supra offers LED headlamps, LED DRLs, a light control system with auto high beam, LED rear fog lamps, LED back-up lamps, and an LED high-mount stop lamp. Competing with the Nissan GT-R’s imposing appearance are its dual exhaust pipes and aerodynamic body.

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    With both sports cars neck and neck in this round, we’re calling it a tie.

    Interior

    Inside, the Nissan GT-R has power-adjustable heated sports seats finished with hand-stitched semi-aniline leather, a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, and a leather-wrapped shift knob. It also packs an eight-inch audio head unit paired with a Bose premium audio system with 11 speakers and a subwoofer.

    The Toyota GR Supra, on the other hand, comes with Alcantara leather sport seats, a three-spoke leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, and a shift-by-wire shift lever and knob. It also comes with a larger 8.8-inch infotainment system paired with a 12-speaker JBL HiFi surround sound system with a subwoofer.

    Again, this round is as close as it can get leading us to call it yet another tie.

    Engine

    The longer and wider dimensions of the GT-R make enough room for a larger powerplant. Sitting in the engine bay is a 3.8-liter gasoline mill mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. This gives the GT-R 562 horses and 633Nm of almost instantaneous torque.

    Toyota packed the GR Supra with a smaller, but still respectable, 3.0-liter engine mated to an eight-speed manual transmission. This powertrain setup makes a decent 335 horses with 500Nm of torque.

    With a beefier engine, this round goes to the Nissan GT-R.

    Safety

    When you’re driving fast cars, safety should be your utmost priority.

    That said, the Nissan GT-R comes with a suite of airbags and seatbelts as well as ABS with brake assist, vehicle dynamic control (with three driver modes), a traction control system, hill start assist, a reverse camera, parking sensors, a high-mount stop lamp, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

    For the Toyota GR Supra, you’ll find an array of seatbelts, seven SRS airbags, vehicle stability control, ABS, traction control, adaptive variable suspension, and a reverse camera.

    Again, both cars are nip and tuck on this round.

    Variants and pricing

    Nissan GT-R

    GT-R PremiumP8,900,000
    GT-R NismoPrice upon request

    nissan gt-r

    Toyota GR Supra

    Toyota GR SupraP4,990,000

    toyota-gr-supra

    Verdict

    Choosing between the GR Supra and the Nissan GT-R is like picking either the Red or the Blue Pill. Nevertheless, with more power under the hood, the Nissan GT-R simply offers more than what the GR Supra does.

    Photos from Nissan and Toyota

    Also read: 

    What’s inside the Nissan GT-R?

    2020 Nissan GT-R vs. the competition: Your other high-performance sports car options

    Toyota GR Supra: Same price, other options

    Nissan GT-R vs Toyota GR Supra Comparison

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    • ₱4.99 Million
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