Old-School vs Modern: Watch a Stock Nissan R35 GT-R Nismo Try To Show The Highly Customized R34 GT-R and Toyota Supra Who’s The Boss! - story fullscreen Fullscreen

Old-School vs Modern: Watch a Stock Nissan R35 GT-R Nismo Try To Show The Highly Customized R34 GT-R and Toyota Supra Who’s The Boss!

This battle will serve as the ultimate ego boost for the cars as they try to take down their Japanese counterparts

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‘Officially Gassed – OG’ came up with an interesting series of races that involved three enthusiast cars – the Nissan R34 GT-R, the Toyota Supra, and the Nissan R35 GT-R Nismo. The R34 and the Supra are highly customized and make a lot more power than the stock output, but the R35 – the most modern of the lot – is bone stock and makes the least power. Which car do you think is going to come out of this with the bragging rights?

Three Cars That Make Over 2,000 Horses Combined!

Old-School vs Modern: Watch a Stock Nissan R35 GT-R Nismo Try To Show The Highly Customized R34 GT-R and Toyota Supra Who's The Boss!
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The Nissan R34 GT-R comes with a fully built 2.8-liter, HKS Stroker engine that puts out 800 horses.

It also comes with a G-Ready T78 single turbo and HKS management. Power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. It rides on R888 semi-slick tires.

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The Toyota Supra features the legendary fully built 2JZ engine that makes 700 ponies.

It features a Wfhbits turbocharger, fuel injector, upgraded fuel pumps, and a limited-slip diff amongst other things. It features a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox borrowed from an E92 BMW M3 with upgraded clutches that powers only the rear wheels. It is riding on Michelin PS4 tires and comes with an aero top too.

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The final contender was the Nissan R35 GT-R Nismo.

Unlike the other two, this is bone stock and features a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine that produces 600 horses and 481 pound-feet of torque.

Power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

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Power-to-weight-ratio:
The R34 GT-R - 512 horses/ton, the Supra 416 horses/ton, the R35 GT-R Nismo - 347 horses/ton

The R34 GT-R weighs 1,560 kilos (3,439 pounds) and has a power-to-weight ratio of 512 horses/ton. The Supra comes in next with a weight of 1,680 kilos (3,704 pounds) and a power-to-weight ratio of 416 horses/ton. The stock R35 GT-R Nismo, on the other hand, is the heaviest at 1,725 kilos (3,803 pounds), and also makes the least power which brings its power-to-weight ratio to 347 horses/ton.

0-60 mph Round

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0-60 mph:
The R35 was the quickest of the lot as it took just 2.78 seconds to 60 mph, followed by the R34 GT-R that took 2.97 seconds. The Supra took 3.88 seconds.

The 20-year-old R34 GT-R with the manual gearbox took just 2.97 seconds to sprint to 60 mph! Next up was the Supra which took 3.88 seconds to touch 60 mph. Finally, it was the least powerful, stock R35 GT-R, but it was the quickest of the lot. It took 2.78 seconds to 60 mph, thanks to the dual-clutch six-speed automatic gearbox.

  • First – Nissan R35 GT-R Nismo
  • Second – Nissan R34 GT-R
  • Third – Toyota Supra

Quarter-mile Run

Old-School vs Modern: Watch a Stock Nissan R35 GT-R Nismo Try To Show The Highly Customized R34 GT-R and Toyota Supra Who's The Boss!
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Next up were the solo quarter-mile runs. The R34 went first, had everything in control from the word, and recorded a time of 11.13 seconds at 127.17 mph to touch the finish line. The Supra was a tad bit slower, taking 11.72 seconds at 128.39 mph to complete the same distance. Finally, it was the stock car and the winner of the previous round that went for a sprint. It won again, managing a time of 10.84 seconds at a trap speed of 128.56 mph.

  • First – Nissan R35 GT-R Nismo
  • Second – Nissan R34 GT-R
  • Third – Toyota Supra

Drag Race

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Drag Races:
The R34 GT-R came first, the Supra second, and the R35 third in the first race. In the second race, the Supra and the R35 swapped positions whereas the R34 came first

Coming to the drag race, the Supra had the best reaction as well as the best kickdown. However, the R34 with the best power and the manual transmission went on to win the race despite a rather poor start. The R35 had a poor outing, but it seems to be due to a failed launch. Either way, the reaction time didn’t seem to be the best either.

  • First – Nissan R34 GT-R
  • Second – Toyota Supra
  • Third – Nissan R35 GT-R Nismo
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In the second drag race, the Nissans had better starts than their Japanese counterpart. The R34 took the lead off the starting line with the R35 following closely. The Supra was nowhere in the race and had no way to catch up with either of them. The R35 couldn’t manage to go past the R34, thus giving the two-decade-old, highly-modded car yet another win.

  • First – Nissan R34 GT-R
  • Second – Nissan R35 GT-R Nismo
  • Third – Toyota Supra

Rolling Race

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The final round was the rolling race from 50 mph. Instead of choosing to stick in the same gear, all the cars had the freedom to pick whichever gear the drivers felt would give them the best kickdown. It makes sense since the gear ratios and the strong range of every car differs, especially when they are customized to such extents.

It looked like the Supra jumped, but it didn’t matter because the Nissans went past it this time, too. The rolling race was quite close, but the R35, yet again, couldn’t close in on its 800-horsepower predecessor. The Supra, to its credit, wasn’t too far behind.

  • First – Nissan R34 GT-R
  • Second – Nissan R35 GT-R Nismo
  • Third – Toyota Supra
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They attempted the rolling race again with the same conditions. Surprisingly, the Supra left the R34 and the R35 Nismo behind and got its first win here. The R34 and R35 Nismo came in second and third, respectively.

  • First – Toyota Supra
  • Second – Nissan R34 GT-R
  • Third – Nissan R35 GT-R Nismo

Watch the video below to see the three legends and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
Senior Editor, Truck Expert, EV Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. Fast forward to today, and he is currently serving as a senior editor, pickup truck expert, and EV expert.  Read full bio
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