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Nissan GTR round the Nurburgring in 7m 29s? "Lies!" says Porsche

By CheeJun on 21 Dec 2009

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Porsche have accused Nissan of providing false information that the GTR could go round the challenging Nurburgring in 7 minutes 29 seconds. They were so sure that the GTR could not do it that Porsche actually bought one! I know some might have heard about this before, but I managed to find a video which may prove Porsche's claim true that the GTR didn't actually complete a lap as fast as Nissan claimed it did, or that their test drivers suck.

The main reason why Porsche was so adamant that the GTR could not have possibly achieved that time is because the GTR was just 1 second off the time of the Porsche Carrera GT which is close to hypercar status. The GTR in the hands of the Porsche test driver did a time of 7 minutes 54 seconds. Moreover, the Porsche 911 Turbo and the GT2 were also faster than the GT-R: the turbo managed to achieve a time of 7 minutes and 38 seconds while the GT2 finished the lap in 7 minutes and 34 seconds. And the Germans could never accept being defeated on home soil. So here it is. The epic battle of the stopwatch begins the moment you click 'Play'.

nissan gtr, porsche 911 turbo and 1 more...

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Hi everyone, I’m Chee Jun and cars have always been a passion for me since young and writing about them is one way to express myself in the motoring world.

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Sw20 Dec 21 2009 01:22 AM
But they didn't state what tires they were using.... Slicks, semi-slicks and street tires make very huge timing difference in long distance races. Blogger, could you find out what tires were they on when they were testing? Also, to japanese... as long as engine is stock, the car is considered stock. Was the spare tire in the car when they did the test? Please feed us with info. Thanks!
CheeJun Dec 21 2009 07:27 AM
Tires where normal stock tires and engine was stock as well. I dont know whether the spare tire was in the car but bottom line is, GTR was stock!
Tanly Dec 21 2009 08:45 PM
GTR no spare tyre by befault
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