The 2015 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year

2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO

Road and Track Magazine took 14 cars, available now, or very soon, and put them head to head in the performance car of the year challenge. Who wins? Check out the article for the full story, and beautiful pictures.
Which leaves just the trio of not-quite-supercars for our consideration. First up: the Nissan GT-R Nismo. There simply isn't a faster way to cover unfamiliar pavement, and although you'll pay twice the retail of the original R35 for this ridiculously striped variant, the juice is worth the squeeze. You can't fluster this car. The minute you can see the exit of a turn, simply floor the throttle; the Nissan will do the math and take care of the rest, leaving even the Ferrari gasping for air behind it. Later, at dinner, I'll ask the group which car covers the most real-world ground in the least amount of time, and the vote will be unanimous: Nissan. for Nissan Skyline GT-R and GT-R parts.

Current PCOTY Contenders in red
12014 Ferrari 458 Speciale51.92 sec142.1 mph
22015 Nissan GT-R Nismo51.93 sec141.7 mph
32014 Porsche 911 GT352.18 sec139.7 mph
42015 Dodge Viper SRT TA52.36 sec137.2 mph
52013 Ferrari F12Berlinetta52.97 sec144.4 mph
62014 Porsche 911 Turbo53.02 sec140.5 mph
72014 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series53.66 sec135.8 mph
82014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition53.76 sec135.6 mph
92013 SRT Viper54.55 sec138.9 mph
102014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/2854.66 sec131.2 mph
112014 Chevrolet Corvette Z5154.80 sec135.5 mph
122013 Porsche 911 Carrera55.03 sec133.5 mph
132014 Audi R8 V1055.18 sec135.9 mph
142012 Lexus LFA55.48 sec130.6 mph
152015 BMW M355.53 sec132.3 mph
162015 Jaguar F-Type V855.84 sec134.4 mph
172013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL155.86 sec133.9 mph
182013 BMW M6 Competition Pack55.89 sec133.8 mph
192015 Lexus RC F56.08 sec128.8 mph
202013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT50056.19 sec134.8 mph
212013 Jaguar XFR-S56.33 sec131.6 mph
222015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat56.37 sec131.5 mph
232015 Jaguar F-Type R56.37 sec133.5 mph
242014 Porsche Cayman S56.73 sec125.1 mph
252015 Ford Mustang GT56.81 sec127.2 mph

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Item Reviewed: The 2015 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sean Morris