• Oct 25, 2007

We've seen dozens of videos of the new Nissan GT-R at the Nurburgring, but this one comes from an inside perspective as an in-car camera shows the driver as well as on-board telemetry. We reported earlier that the GT-R could finish the course in just 7 minutes and 38 seconds, 2 seconds ahead of a Porsche 911 Turbo, and this video provides the proof.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      "Perhaps the 'Ring, with its huge number of turns and (maybe?) bumpy surface lends itself well to high powered awd cars, even if they are heavy."


      Nope. The Bugatti Veyron, the most powerful production car in the world with AWD and a portly curb weight could only turn a time in the 7:40s.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They admitted using cut slicks for this video.

      HONED AT THE 'RING

      GTR chief engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno told PistonHeads that his baby had covered over 3000 miles at the Nordschleife and avoided other circuits as they were deemed 'too easy'.

      Nissan's original target was to beat the 911 Turbo at the 'ring but they ended up worrying the Porsche Carrera GT.

      They didn't beat the GT's 7min 32sec lap time, but got a 7.38 in semi-wet conditions.

      'We used cut slick tyres' said Mizuno.

      'I was not interested in full slick times as this bears no resemblance to a road tyre. 1.2G of force was being pulled in wet and over 2 in dry'.
        • 7 Years Ago
        the problem is the GT-R fanboy dickheads ignore the fact that the GT-R was running on slicks..
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's a great time. No doubt. But the Ring's usefulness as a benchmark is now beginning to end. When a manufacturer tunes their car directly to a track, it starts to become in essence "studying for the test" and no longer indicates the performance of the car in other situations as well.

      Additionally, the 'Ring is a power track. Due to the long uphill straights, heavy GT cars do better than nimble sports cars.

      Congratulations to Nissan on your incredibly performing new car. I despite your weekly leak marketing, and I find your car inexecusably ugly, but it is definitely a very advanced new machine that competes with the best.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bad news guys...Porsche has already gone 7:30 flat in a street registered GT3RS on street tyres. The GT-R actually did it in 7:38:58 which in my book makes it 7:39 and it was on racing tyres.
      Having said all that I would sell my soul for the GT-R. In Australia it will be half the price of the Turbo and Nissan are already taking orders.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This was the day before the Pagani Zonda's record setting run.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This post is going to stir the hornets nest...Any bets on when the hating will begin?

      That track is awesome, i hope i have the chance to drive it someday.
        • 7 Years Ago
        mindlessoath, I was one of the "haters" in the other thread. And I was merely pointing out the discrepancy, and never accused nissan of anything. Thank you for the info, but no thanks for the condescending way you conveyed it. Sorry for not knowing every little detail about nurburgring lapping. I guess it wasn't safe to assume that a timed lap is the same as a full lap.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @middlesoath - thanks for the reference to the SL Black and link!
        • 7 Years Ago
        @seoultrain

        LoL at the condescending tone thing you pointed out. Only feeble minded people get offended by that. If I get proven wrong I am humbled and especially if I was wrong because I am ignorant and didn't bother to research like some people do.

        If youre wrong youre wrong but if youre right youre a jerk
        • 7 Years Ago
        NOTE: the haters will begin soon, but they will say some stupid stuff without doing any research, like hey the time doesnt line up right, and they dont do it correctly.

        i would like to say stfu first because they dont know what they are talking about.

        That is how the very vast majority of laptimes are calculated, only during a closed-session lap, usually for a sporting event, can you get the full uninterupted 20.832 km on Nordschleife. Other times drivers are restricted from going full-speed past T13 due to safety concerns of people exiting the pitlane.

        magazine scan from sport auto showing the 997 turbo being timed this way.

        second of all if it's 100-150 ft which is 46m max, it won't take 6-8 seconds to cover it, considering it does a standing 400m in 11.7 seconds.

        2 seconds AT most considering it is already going at full chat

        this is the official way of timing laps at the nurbugring to provide a safe access to the old entrance/exit there. Thus, Sportauto Supertests cover only about 20.6 km, which in average yields a 7 s shorter lap time compared to a full lap.
        In the mean time, here is a scan of Germany's Sport Auto magazine, which conducts its "Super Tests" using only 20.6km as can be seen on the top right corner:
        http://www.supercars.net/Pics?vpf2=y&gID=0&fID=2&tID=126501&mID=339308&l=g

        Furthermore, please read the following article on wikipedia:
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordschleife_fastest_lap_times

        Most people know this is how "official" Nurburgring laps are timed, I don't think I've seen any in the past 5 years that were 100% complete laps, something that basically doesn't happen outside of motorsport events where obviously the entire track has to be lapped in order to race. Pagani's new Zonda F lap was done like this as well for example, are they a pathetic company?



        Annother argument most say is how does a 3800lbs car get these fast times....well how the hell does this car,
        2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series
        Length × Width × Height in : 183.4 × 72.2 × 53.8
        Weight lb (kg) : 3880 (1760)
        and its time at the ring is 7:36 --- 162.631 km/h
        http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?viewThread=y&gID=3&fID=0&tID=10073&bottom=790#post795
        get such fast times? its heavier than a gt-r.

      • 7 Years Ago
      gtr-911t,c4-mitsubishi evo/suby sti-audi rs4
      all of those would be sick to drive---i'm thinking the evo ends up being the most fun although obviously not fastest in a straight line-
      • 7 Years Ago
      If this car wasn't fugly, I'd buy one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      yeah... i'm going dust off gt4 and get some practice in.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Your point? As was mentioned numerous times before your post, this was done in a manner consistent with all other 'official' Ring lap times.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'll believe it when its done with a showroom stock car not the manufactures press car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Don't hate take it like a man, the GTR is one of the fastest cars ever.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Who's to say that Corvette's cars weren't modified? Take those results with a grain of salt then too.
        • 7 Years Ago
        No hate involved. I just like my results independently verified and not fixed with a ringer.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Considering Jan Magnussen did the lap in the Z06 I wouldn't be surprised.

        All I'm saying is that until Sport Auto, Evo or even Top Gear take a production GT-R out and do a lap I'm not convinced.
      • 7 Years Ago
      How about some info on the tires and the tune, boost level, trim, and track length Godzilla Fanboys? No way this car is that fast in street trim. Look at the cars it is as fast as.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The only fanboy is your ignorant self.

        I mean, the track length is in the video, zomg how pea-brained can you get. Tires are RE070, which you can make out by the three grooves in the tread. But pearls to swine--if you had an ounce of discernment you wouldn't even be asking these questions.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Aki: So what's the boost level, timing, etc.? You sound like you have all the answers about the new "most overrated car in history"
        • 7 Years Ago
        at 8.23, you can clearly see the ringer tires

        stock, the car is capable of 7.50ish like the GTR chief engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno has stated in the past

        but dont let the facts get you down!

        "'We used cut slick tyres' said Mizuno"

        http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?f=23&t=455380
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