Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2015 Nissan GT-R VS 2015 Bugatti Veyron Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2015 Nissan GT-R

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2015 Bugatti Veyron

Safety Comparison

The GT-R has standard front seat side-impact airbags and head airbags, which act as a forgiving barrier between the passengers and the door. Combined with high-strength steel door beams this system increases protection from broadside collisions. The Veyron doesn't offer side-impact airbags or side airbag protection for the head.

The GT-R has a standard backup monitor to help drivers see any and all obstacles behind their vehicle. The Veyron doesn’t offer any parking assist system.

Both the GT-R and the Veyron have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the GT-R Auto with its standard engine gets better fuel mileage than the Veyron Grand Sport Auto (16 city/23 hwy vs. 8 city/15 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The GT-R stops much shorter than the Veyron:

GT-R

Veyron

80 to 0 MPH

189 feet

212 feet

Road & Track

70 to 0 MPH

145 feet

158 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

113 feet

124 feet

Road & Track

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the GT-R has standard 20-inch wheels. Only 19.7-inch front wheels are available on the Veyron.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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 Veyron’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the GT-R’s wheelbase is 2.7 inches longer than on the Veyron (109.4 inches vs. 106.7 inches).

The GT-R Premium handles at 1.05 G’s, while the Veyron pulls only .96 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The GT-R Premium goes through Road & Track’s slalom 7.4 MPH faster than the Veyron (75.4 vs. 68 MPH).

For better maneuverability, the GT-R’s turning circle is 2.7 feet tighter than the Veyron’s (36.6 feet vs. 39.3 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan GT-R may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 550 to 850 pounds less than the Bugatti Veyron.

The design of the Nissan GT-R amounts to more than styling. The GT-R has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .26 Cd. That is significantly lower than the Veyron (.39). A more efficient exterior helps the GT-R go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the GT-R get better fuel mileage.

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 Veyron doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

As tested by Road & Track, the interior of the GT-R Premium is quieter than the Veyron Super Sport:

GT-R

Veyron

At idle

52 dB

63 dB

50 MPH Cruising

74 dB

78 dB

70 MPH Cruising

79 dB

96 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

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

The GT-R has 2.1 inches more front headroom and .6 inches more front legroom than the Veyron.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The GT-R has a much larger trunk than the Veyron (8.8 vs. 1.3 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

To help each driver find a more comfortable driving position, the GT-R has a telescoping steering wheel. Much better than just a tilt steering wheel or adjustable seat, this allows a short driver to sit further from the steering wheel while maintaining contact with the pedals. The Veyron doesn’t offer a telescoping steering wheel.

The GT-R’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Veyron does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The GT-R’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children from operating them. Bugatti does not offer a locking feature on the Veyron’s standard power windows.

The GT-R’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Veyron doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

To help keep the driver’s hands on the wheel, the GT-R has standard steering wheel controls for the radio. The Veyron doesn’t offer steering wheel audio controls.

To direct the driver from any location to a given street address with audible turn-by-turn directions, a GPS navigation system is standard on the GT-R. The GT-R’s navigation system also has a real-time traffic update feature that offers alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service available in a limited number of metro areas.) The Veyron doesn’t offer a navigation system.

Recommendations Comparison

The GT-R was selected by Automobile Magazine as their 2009 Car of the Year. The Veyron has never been chosen.

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