Originally Posted by swamp2
No advanced AWD system and LC will solely account for the differences between observed performance and stated hp numbers. Sure the car launches great, that only buys you some advantage in a drag race.
GT-R: 530 hp (stated), 3829 lb (curb), 7.2 lb/hp
Ferrari 458: 562 hp, 3325 lb (curb), 5.9 lb/hp
That is well over 20% power to weight advantage. AWD and traction control can not make up that advantage in the 1/4 mile.
Swamp, you are forgetting bout gearing too... a very important factor in acceleration, especially from a stand still.