Nissan GT-R Vs. Kawasaki ZX-10R: Video
As a fan of both cars and motorcycles, I can’t get enough of races featuring these two modes of transport. We at TopSpeed have featured some of our favorite car-vs-bike duels in the past, including a video a 2015 Kawasaki H2R shamed a Bugatti Veyron in a quarter-mile race. It’s not all doom and gloom for cars, though, because a Volkswagen Golf Mk I — albeit a heavily modified version that pumped out over 1,000 horsepower — was able to exact some revenge for its kind when it ran away from a Yamaha R1.
With both cars and bikes having established some supremacy over the other, I now bring you yet another race of this sort with two protagonists that were built for one purpose: race.
In the car corner is a Lichtfield-tuned Nissan GT-R that spits out in excess of 1,200 horsepower. In the bike corner is a MSS Performance-tuned Kawasaki ZX-10R with 205 horsepower. Both vehicles are mental beyond belief and could possibly lay waste to any other car or bike that stands it in its way. But, for the purposes of finding out which between the two is the fastest in a quarter mile, both the GT-R and the ZX-10R lined up together and did just that.
In a lot of ways, this race should be even, right? The GT-R has enormous power under its hood, and even with the obvious weight it’s carrying relative to the ZX-10R, it has the brute force to get the job done. On the flip side, the ZX-10R is a feather compared to the GT-R and with no electronic aids hampering it as it launches on the track, it could just blast off and leave the GT-R and its 1,200 ponies eating its dust.
It’s a fascinating race, and will certainly put the test to the age-old saying that the fastest bikes are faster than the fastest cars. Is there some truth to that here? Check out the video and find out.