As you may know, Nissan brought its well-known GT-R on the Nurburgring (Nordschleife) racetrack and on April 17th 2007, the so-called Godzilla set a record lap time of 7 minutes and 29 seconds, with one second slower than the Porsche Carrera GT. After this record, things were not the same for Porsche.
Defeated on its own territory, the German manufacturer could't handle the truth and did some research. Nissan lies! Was the verdict! Now let us tell you why.
Porsche bought a Nissan GT-R and brought it to the German racetrack and the surprise came out: the Nissan GT-R raced the lap in 7 minutes and 54 seconds, with over 25 seconds more than the lap raced by Nissan driver.
Moreover, the Porsche 911 Turbo and the GT2 were also faster than the GT-R: the turbo did 7 minutes and 38 seconds while the GT2 finished the lap in 7 minutes and 34 seconds. So what Porsche says, is that it is not clear how Nissan raced that lap so fast! This means that Nissan lies?
The Nissan GT-R has performance capabilities so remarkable that it can be driven by anyone. These include the professional race car driver who wants to make the most out of its performance and the average driver who wants a stylish car to drive around during the weekend.
In addition, it can also be driven anywhere mainly because it has been developed across the globe. Expect to see it from the snowy roads present in Michigan to the company’s hot speed high-speed circuit located in Arizona, and even to the different ups and downs and twists and turns of Germany’s Nürburgring racing circuit.
It delivers safety and amazing traction due to the four-wheel drive system making it the only supercar that is comfortable in any condition, be it a wet rainy road, a snowy one, or a dry Tarmac. The new GT-R will also be offered in right-hand drive or left-hand drive, a departure from the previous models.
As such, it can be marketed in Europe and North America. Corporate and product planning executive vice-president Carlos Tavares shares that the new GT-R is indeed special as it will serve as Nissan’s technological flagship vehicle and shows that the company is truly passionate when it comes to cars.
GT-R is designed to attain optimum high-speed performance regardless of the road condition and is unlike any other. It combines ease of driving, speed, and performance in all road conditions with an exciting, unique, and value-for-money style, Tavares adds.
Much like the previous models that carried the GT-R badge, the new GT-R is a technological wonder with extraordinary abilities. This is why, he continues, the GT-R is a car that is for anyone, anywhere, anytime.