Jaguar F-type R coupe vs. Nissan GT-R for speed and fun

By Peter Chubb - Jun 12, 2014

Jaguar has made a superb comeback with the new F-Type and it is the new coupe model that really allows it to stand out against its rivals. The V8 powered Jaguar F-Type R coupe represents the best of what the company has to offer when it comes to handling on a circuit, but how will it compare to the king of budget sports cars, the Nissan GT-R?

This is just the question that Autocar aims to answer because Steve Sutcliffe has pitted the two together to see which is best for speed and also the most fun to drive.

Nissan GT-R speed and fun

Jaguar F-type R coupe vs. 2014 Nissan GT-R – Sutcliffe had already test drove the F-Type R and said that it was almost unbeatable for its price, but that was before he got his hands on yet another version of the Nissan GT-R. So which of the two offers the best value for money, and which of the two is the most fun to drive?

The Jaguar F-type R coupe costs around £85,000 with a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph. Compared to 2014 Nissan GT-R, which costs around £78,000 and offers a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph. These two cars should be considered almost supercars.

On paper it is clear which of the two will be the winner, but we ask that you watch the video below in its entirety, as you might be surprised – or maybe not.

If you live in the U.S. and neither of these cars takes your fancy, then how about the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, as it puts the Jag to shame.

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  • William Cervini

    And the GT-R wins on other fronts, too. One is that it IS NOT A Jaguar, a car with a well-earned reputation for costly breakdowns and lousy electronics (yes, even today!) It is also cheaper than the Jag, but the Jag has the SNOB APPEAL that the wealthy want. So, I’d say the GT-R will pass the Jag on the racecourse and the road while the Jag is sitting on the side waiting for a tow truck.