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Clash of the titans

By SYF77 on 30 Mar 2012


Recently, I chanced upon a Youtube video where Autocar UK pits the all-new 2012 BMW M5 against the MY2012 Nissan GT-R. The history of the M5 is legendary, dating back to 1984 where the first generation was then the fastest production sedan in the world.

On the other hand, the GT-R is perhaps one of the best, if not the best ultra high performance sports car that Japan has ever produced. It is currently one of the fastest production cars to lap the Nürburgring circuit.

Before I watch the video, I was expecting a close fight between the two, not unlike the main event of Wrestlemania 6 where The Ultimate Warrior challenged Hulk Hogan for the WWF title. Autocar compared the 2 high performance machines based on five categories:

1.) Acceleration – Both cars were floored from 0 to 100mph and timings recorded
2.) The snake – Both cars were driven through a stretch of winding road and the time taken to travel the stretch was noted
3.) Brakes – Timings taken by both cars to come to a complete halt from 100mph were recorded
4.) The corner – Measurement of G-force attained by the two cars through a corner
5.) How does it make you feel – self explanatory!

At the end of the test, the GT-R completely trashed the M5 with a score of 5-0. The expression of the tester was quite funny, as he showed increasing sympathy towards the “poor” M5 as the comparison progressed. At the end of the video, a statement reads “game over, next contender please……”

So, who’s next for the GT-R? I have in mind the Ferrari FF, Lamborghini Aventador and GT-R’s country mate, the Lexus LFA.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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