Porsche GT2 vs. Nissan GTR Ring Rematch Part 2: 7:55:09

Robert Farago
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  • Kman Kman on Nov 22, 2008

    Something to chew on: The first time set by the GT-R with a factory driver was (I don't recall the exact number, but, it was in the vicinity of) 7:29. First independent test by a German magazine- 7:49. This here lap- 7:55. The ZR1's only Nordshleife time so far is by a factory driver. I'm just sayin'... (I'm just sayin' I'm waiting for an independent test of the ZR1 and ACR on the North Loop)

  • Horizon Horizon on Nov 23, 2008

    the vette and viper that beat the skyline had 2 and 4 cylinders over the skyline respectively. they also were around 25k over it in suggested retail price of the skyline. allow nissan 2 more cylinders and allow nissan to add 25k to the base price and i'm sure they could destroy the vette and viper.

  • Wmba Wmba on Nov 23, 2008

    Perhaps this excerpt from www.sniffpetrol.com explains the situation: "There was shock on a strange lump of rock in the Irish Sea this week following news that the Isle of Man is to be closed, except to road testers from car magazines. The news about the becoming-cliched island is a welcome shot in the arm for car magazines following last week’s disastrous announcement that the Nurburgring is to be closed for rebuilding after it was discovered that Nissan had secretly shortened it by 950 yards in order to make the GT-R’s lap time look better."

  • Niky Niky on Nov 24, 2008

    7:55... in 7-degree Celsius weather, on a wet track, in November, on the "slower" tires, with a non-racing (but very good) driver, Chris Harris. It's actually impressive that both these cars got the times they did in such inclement conditions. While Porsche claimed 7:54 was the best they could get out of the GT-R, ostensibly in conditions that allowed the slower turbo to get mid 7:30s... with a professional. Who was it was driving for Porsche, again? A professional valet?