Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
The Altima with the same 3.5 L engine will post a 0-60 in 5.9 sec and the 1/4 in 14.6 sec.
It'* all related to simple physics. Hp to weight ratio, torque and rear ratio'*.
Hmmm. Funny though. Both the Nissan and the GTP weight about the same, the GTP has more hp but the acceleration numbers are quoted to be higher for the Nissan.
For the 2002 Nissan Altima SE (5-spd) Motortrend says 6.28 / 14.72 @ 96.82 mph. This seems pretty consistent with my other findings. If you run a search, almost every other time you will come across is between 6.2 and 6.3 seconds for 0-60 and around 14.7 for the 1/4 mile.
Actually, the GTP is the underdog when it comes to horsepower. For both the 2003 and 2004 model years, a Maxima has more horsepower than a GTP. The GTP has more torque than the Maxima does. Perhaps you are thinking of torque?
FYI, I will repost the chart I posted before. Here it is:
2003 GTP = 240 hp & 280 lb-ft. of tq.
2004 GTP = 260 hp & 280 lb-ft. of tq.
2003 Maxima = 255 hp& 246 lb-ft. of tq.
2004 Maxima = 265 hp & 255 lb-ft. of tq.