CAR Nissan offers Porsche free driving tips


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Oct 24, 2001
Garage 5252
Oh noes, teh drama! :noes:
Nissan defends GT-R Nurburgring lap time with second video

Posted Today, 5:14 AM by Viknesh Vijayenthiran

Nissan responds to accusations its GT-R Nurburgring lap times were falsified

Earlier this month we reported on accusations hurled by Porsche towards Nissan, accusing the Japanese carmaker of falsifying the blistering Nurburgring lap time of 7m 29s recorded for the GT-R back in May.

The accusations managed to reach the upper echelons of Nissan management, prompting representatives at last week’s Paris Motor Show to state emphatically that the times recorded for the GT-R around the Nurburgring were achieved "on absolutely standard tires which are available to customers in the showroom," and that any sort of slick tires were never used.

A Porsche chassis engineer took a standard GT-R bought in the United States with regular road tires, and tested it on the same day against a Porsche 911 GT2 and a Porsche 911 Turbo. According to Porsche, the GT-R posted a time of 7m 54s, with the 911 Turbo managing 7m 38s and the 911 GT2 getting down to 7m 34s.

Nissan offers proof that standard tires were used for the GT-R’s 7m 29s Nurburgring lap by releasing new video and image of actual tires used in the test

Porsche's contention that the GT-R takes 7m 54s to lap the 'Ring adds a rather significant 25 seconds to the lap time recorded by Nissan's chief test driver Tochio Suzuki. Nissan stated that they were at a loss as to why Porsche was unable to replicate the GT-R's blistering time around the Nurburgring, putting it down to differences between the drivers.

Speaking with Drive, Nissan's European spokesman Neil Reeve stated that Nissan continues to "absolutely maintain (that) Tochio Suzuki pounded thousands of laps and got to know every inch of the Nurburgring and hence set that fabulous lap.”

Reeves went on to comment that it was "flattering that Porsche have bought themselves a GT-R and flown it to Germany" for testing, but that "the people who'd buy a GT-R or 911 Turbo are not the type of people to make a purchase like that lightly.” He also reaffirmed that the GT-R has beat the 911 Turbo during a number of independent tests for both acceleration and circuit lap times.

Nissan has now released an image of the actual tires used for the test plus a second video of the lap as proof that its 7m 29s lap time is legitimate. In an official statement Nissan claims that “there are some important facts that were not accurately represented.”

Nissan has revealed that the GT-R used in the official lap time was actually at a disadvantage due to up to 50kg of testing equipment. According to GTRblog, Nissan has also offered free driver training for Porsche if it wants to attempt a second lap.

You can see the first official GT-R Nurburgring lap time video in our previous story by clicking here.
Not to sackride, but you just have to :rofl: @ Nissan's offer of driving lessons.

IBPorschebroketheirGT-R'stranny :o

spark plugs.

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Jul 26, 2004
very cool. porsche should still feel somewhat flattered that they're the benchmark. now they just gotta reclaim their title.


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Sep 2, 2003
Porsche is all fucking emo because someone can out drive them on their own turf, boohoo.


Jan 12, 2004

In for head to head competition between the two.

i wonder if Porsche is willing to take up the bet...

i cant help but think this is similar to 2 otters fighting and calling each other out in a thread...massive ownage is right around the corner...:o


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Oct 24, 2001
Garage 5252
very cool. porsche should still feel somewhat flattered that they're the benchmark. now they just gotta reclaim their title.

They really should have been. I mean, Nissan made no bones about building the GT-R to go after the 911 Turbo. This was before the 997 generation was even launched. Later on, production GT-R mules were being seen with 997 Turbos all the time. Just take the flattery and try to do better if it bothers you that much. :dunno:

Someone decided to try to pull a bit of a stunt, and it didn't work out as well as they planned. One journo said how Porsche didn't even want to give up the lap times at apparently Porsche just expected everyone to believe them when they said the GT-R was slower. :ugh: :rofl:

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