Just over a week ago the Nissan GT-R lapped the 12.9 mile loop of the Nurburgring in 7m 27.56s not only beating their previous record setting run, but also besting the Carrera GT’s time of 7m 28.71s. Porsche was not happy about this, so the Stuttgart based sports car maker brought out their track based model in an attempt to set a record of their own around the German race track. Unfortunately the Porsche GT3 was only able to clock a lap time of 7m and 40s with their ringer Walter Rohrl behind the wheel.

Present at the same testing session, Ferrari was able to achieve a lap time of 7m 45s in their F-430 Scuderia, but it is the German automaker that was left with a sour taste in their mouths claiming the Nissan is incapable of doing better than the 7m 54s they managed with the Japanese giant killer last year.

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Source: MotorTrend

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16 comments:

Aamir101  (29) posted on 04.27.2009

GT-R is a big achiever, It is really one of its kind. GT-R doesn’t need engine with huge displacement to perform, Its awesome, Bad luck for porsche

Aamir101  (78) posted on 04.27.2009

Porsche should stop eying at Nissan’s performance, instead it must focus on how it can possibly improve its own line up for this type of record. Besides 7.40 is still very far from 7.27 (whether this is fudged or not).

Aamir101  (79) posted on 04.27.2009

That’s certainly the thing here. So car makers are making a over this matter. See what supercharged Japanese car can do? Although ZR1 and Viper are the record holder here.

AK47  (1024) posted on 04.27.2009

They will shave off a couple of seconds but nowhere near enough to reach the GT-Rs lap time. The GT2 can’t do that and its Porches most powerful current offering. The 911 Turbo has been made to look like a fool.

AK47  (116) posted on 04.27.2009

7.40+ that is not bad for Porsche besides Ferrari got 7.45+. It means more tuning up guys.

AK47  (177) posted on 04.27.2009

Yes, I think for Porsche before hitting Nissan for fudging the clock time of GT-R, they must focus first in knowing that this is all about making the record. 7.40+ is good but of course there are better records to beat, Hit on that first.

AK47  (289) posted on 04.27.2009

I think clocking faster than the ZR1 and the Viper is really a record that must be focused at rather than commenting at GT-Rs performance. And yes it means only one thing for Porsche, even expensive sports cars, can be cheap when it comes to performance test. So the best thing to do beat the record and stop being sour with it.

AK47  (137) posted on 04.27.2009

News beats say Nissan is still tuning up its muscles and the Godzilla will make a more record breaking performance. I can’t wait to see that except the crashes of course. So for Porsche, GT3 RS could be their chance to steal the day. If it will pull out a better performance than 7.40+

AK47  (318) posted on 04.27.2009

The Nurburgring issue is all about the respect that these car companies gain after setting the record. So being the fastest means you are a lot better than the other in terms of real performance. So Nissan clocking faster than Porsche is unforgivable but also undeniably challenging. So whip your wit out coz’ there’s more about this news I think.

AK47  (231) posted on 04.27.2009

There are two things to look at this scenario. 1. Porsche is either calling Nissan as liar or 2. They just can’t believe that their car is beaten by a Japanese car with cheaper price.

AK47  (314) posted on 04.27.2009

First thing first, Nissan is just third. The viper still holds the fastest with 7.22+ and the ZR1 with 7.26+. But of course Porsche is saying that the GT-R time is fudged. Besides their clock time is not yet official as there is no third party to verify.

AK47  (421) posted on 04.26.2009

There is just one thing that we can say about this thing rather than grinding out teeth like the Porsche team, GT-R is the car to beat, and that teaches us a lesson never under estimate what the Japanese could do. They will not call it Godzilla if it does not deserve the name.

AK47  (177) posted on 04.26.2009

I think that michelle is not getting the point on why motor companies invested in technology that would make their products faster or why car enthusiasts would need to either switch to a faster car or alter some details that would make it really fast!

AK47  (177) posted on 04.26.2009

Well, I think if Porsche was left behind with only 1 second. It would still upset them. So how do we really measure a crucial time difference from what is not? The truth is, the closer you are from what you are trying to achieve, the more upset you are for not being able to get what you want.

AK47  (182) posted on 04.26.2009

I hope Porsche would be able to beat them next time. Aside from improving the beauty in terms of its engine, they can also place it on carbon fiber diet to make it run faster. Besides, the time difference is not that crucial.

AK47  (1024) posted on 04.26.2009

They might be able to shave off a couple of seconds with the GT3 RS when it comes out.

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