Comparison Drive! 2023 Nissan Z Performance vs. 2022 GR Supra 3.0 Premium Review

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“If you think of this prizefight as "Ringer vs. Retiree," it doesn't seem quite fair. And it isn't. But this is the matchup that people want to see, and who are we to deny them?”

“To wrap it all up in a final boxing metaphor, the Z is swinging wildly hoping for a lucky knockout, while the Supra confidently lands unanswered precision strikes.


😂

(For the record, I’m very happy the Z exists - more sports cars == better world).
 

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To be fair, that is a manual vs automatic comparison, but obviously the supra is much faster. More power to the wheels and less weight will do that.
 

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I’m guessing they got what they could get to rush out a comparo. But either way, the MT vs AT bit mostly affects acceleration and engagement. The reviewers weren’t harping on the Z for being slow.
 

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Just a little faster than a 91 Syclone. <3
The article is counting the 1ft roll out, the Syclone and new manual Z would’ve ran the same time.
 

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Thats fine, but it’s a stupid article to not at least run them apples to apples.
I know what you mean, but there are so many variables to that whole thing, which apples are we talking about?

Are we talking about someone who is shopping only on price and has a budget of around 40k?
Or are we talking about someone who only wants an auto or manual?

That chart would have to be expanded to
Sport Z MT, Sport Z Auto, Perf Z MT, Perf Z Auto, Supra 2.0, Supra 3.0 MT, Supra 3.0 AT

End of the day, the handling and interior quality aren't getting better by tossing an auto in the Z. Really getting tired of the cop-out of the tires let it down being added to things. They make it sound like there's some massive disparity between the tires that isn't really there.
 

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I'll wait for 1/4 mile times in the hands of enthusiasts (#drivermod) vs journalists, whom traditionally have never turned respectable numbers when they have to launch and shift themselves.
 

 
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