Unless you’re a true enthusiast, an iconic sports car probably isn’t the first thing you associate with hearing the name Nissan. Yet, the GT-R is one of the most legendary sports cars of the 21st century. While it might not have the pedigree of nameplates like the Corvette or Viper, it has been steadily turning heads for the past decade, and it remains one of the most affordable high-performance vehicles on the market. So, we wanted to see how one of our vehicles measure up.
With that in mind, we pit the 2018 Lotus Evora Sport 410 vs 2018 Nissan GT-R to see how the compare to one another. To do so, we built the table below and filled it with some of the most important specifications to consider when comparing sports cars.
2018 Lotus Evora Sport 410
2018 Nissan GT-R
|400 HP||Horsepower||565 HP|
|3,020 lbs.||Curb Weight||3,920 lbs.|
|190 MPH||Top Speed||195 mph|
|3.9 s||0-60 MPH||2.9 s|
As you can see, the two vehicles are quite comparable to one another, but there’s clearly a reason the GT-R has built such a prestigious foundation since its introduction. While the Evora Sport 410’s 400 horsepower is usually quite impressive, it’s 165 HP less than the GT-R has to offer. However, the Lotus does weigh a whopping 900 pounds less than the Nissan, which will certainly alleviate some of that difference, though not quite enough.
The ramifications of that dip in power become clearer in rows three and four, which show that the Evora Sport 410 gives up 5 miles per hour in top speed and that it takes a full extra second to get up to speed. If you can overlook these deficiencies, then then Lotus Evora Sport 410 still makes an incredible option. It might not be as quick or powerful, but it has an impeccable design and a host of incredible premium features throughout.