On paper, this doesn’t sound like a fair fight; a Nissan GT-R taking on a pair of Scion TC drift cars. While we’re the first ones to admit that the GT-R is capable of many things, drifting surely isn’t one of them, and especially if you pit it against a pair of Scion TCs that’s sole purpose in life is to drift.

Without going into speculation mode on whether or not the GT-R can hold its own against these Scion TC drift cars, Motor Trend decided unleash all three cars around the El Toro airfield. In a flat-out run that had both long straights and drifting corners, all three cars showed their strong suits and as the narrator says, “it’s not about the time, it’s about the experience of being behind the wheel in one of these cars.”

Check out the video to see how the Nissan GT-R did against the two Scion TC drift cars.


Source: Motor Trend

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  (570) posted on 03.3.2010

If those Scion cars weren’t tuned and is at stock like that of the Godzilla, they would probably handle as weird as that of the GT-R.

  (939) posted on 02.10.2010

The reason why the 2 scion slide more because they are both RW and they are lighter than the GT-R and it was meant to Grip less on the Concrete to generate smoke and for the gt-r it weighs heavy that’s why it’s grip on the concrete are remarkable plus it’s drivetrain is AWD.

  (555) posted on 02.9.2010

Well, if the GT-R was tuned like those Scion cars were, it wouldn’t look that weird while drifting. I have seen ’em GT-R drift and they are capable of doing so. Must have just been the wrong set up for the car or the wrong driver is behind it’s wheel.

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