It’s been said that the much hyped Nissan GT-R is faster around the Nürburgring than the Porsche 911 Turbo. In fact, the GT-R posted a lap time of 7:38 around the ‘Ring, which is 2 seconds faster than the fastest lap time posted by a Porsche 911 Turbo — and that was on a wet track. So, I guess unsatisfied, the boys at UK’s Fifth Gear wanted to see for themselves which car was indeed the fastest. Video after the jump.
Just a brief refresher. The Nissan GT-R weighs about 3,800 pounds and is powered by the 3.8L VR38DETT twin-turbo V6, pushing 480 hp at 6400 rpm and 430 ft.-lb. of torque. The Porsche 911, on the other hand, weighs about 170 pounds lighter and is powered by a twin-turbo horizontally-opposed six cylinder engine, pushing 480 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. The 911 Turbo costs over $100,000, while the GT-R has a price tag of just under $80,000.
The funny thing is how Bruno Senna comments how much gas the GT-R had consumed after just 20 minutes of track time. Heh, you don’t buy these cars for the gas mileage — that’s for sure.