Nissan GTR vs Ford Mustang
Ford has finally launched its Mustang in India, after 52 years and 5 generations. The Mustang is the most recognized nameplate from Ford. The car has been launched just when Ford needed to revamp its lineup for India. Not long ago, the Ford Mustang was only accessible for left-hand-drive market, crediting to its inaccessibility in India. For the 6th era Mustang, Ford presented a right-hand-drive form to make it suitable for more than 25 new markets. The newest version of Nissan GTR, on the other hand, is another great option in this segment. After nine years, one would have expected an all-new model, however rather Nissan has given the “R35” generation a monstrous facelift, so it’s more like an old wine in new bottle.
Engine and Gearbox:
The Mustang is powered by a 5.0L “Coyote” V8 motor. It is marginally detuned for the Indian market in order to easily keep running on the lower-grade petrol which more regularly accessible. This ought to come as an alleviation as it takes away the errand of chasing a fuel station supplying 97 octane petrol. The engine produces 401 PS power at 6,500 rpm and 515 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm, the power is sent to the rear wheels. The Coyote is one of only a few V8 motors which is void of any turbocharging in today’s market, bringing about a smooth, slack free and direct surge of force from sit still. The Indian version of Ford Mustang is further equipped with a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. Although in other countries the Mustang comes equipped with Tremec 6-speed manual gearbox.
On the other hand the Nissan GTR or the Godzilla comes with a twin-turbo 3.8 V6 engine which churns out 570hp of power. It delivers brilliant acceleration and traction from the GT-R’s all-wheel-drive system.Be that as it may, this isn’t an car just intended to go in a straight line. A rigid body structure, extraordinary suspension, and exceptionally created Bilstein DampTronic dampers adjust ride with track-prepared taking care of. The all-wheel-drive system helps taking care of the handling.
Ride and Handling:
The Ford Mustang has improved a lot in terms of the ride and handling department; unlike its predecessors the new model is equipped with a all new independent rear suspension. Cornering has never been the forte of a typical American muscle car, and the new Mustang is no different. However, the electrically assisted steering feels great in hand, additionally it offers brilliant feedback which makes the driving experience more engaging.
The steering of the Nissan GTR has brilliant feeling in hand; you don’t have to use all your body power to take a turn. Instead just direct the steering where you want to go and the car would effortlessly take the turn. The Godzilla provides as much grasp and traction as its tires and your neck muscles can withstand.
The styling of the new Mustang is right away unmistakable the design of the car is a brilliant mix of the older generation Mustang with the newer generation Mustang. It is a development of the retro-modern outside of the past gen Mustang, highlighting contemporary and in addition notable plan components.
While in the GT-R first you’ll notice that the new car’s signature grille is now wider and looks more aggressive. The bigger air intakes take into account better cooling and additionally increase drag, which has been made up for by making whatever remains of the typically etched plan trickier. There’s another guard and a more affirmed button spoiler, which add to the GT-R’s capturing looks. The more extensive side ledges and the expansive diffuser under the back guard are utilitarian changes to enhance wind current.
Both Nissan GTR and Ford Mustang enjoy a cult status when it comes to fan following. If you are a sort of guy who wants pure performance with rich history and superb looks, then the Mustang is a great option to go for. However, like most other muscle cars the Mustang also suffers while cornering which takes away the fun to drive up to some extent. On the other hand if you are a person who likes to visit tracks as often as possible, then the GTR is an incredible decision to go for due to its awesome handling, brilliant power delivery and bullet proof reliability.