• Feb 5th 2008 at 12:33PM
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Porsche can't be too happy about its 911 Turbo getting trounced so thoroughly by something as plebian as the new Nissan GT-R, so its engineers have focused their frustration into... new taillights.

Auto Express has several spy shots of an all but completely undisguised test mule undergoing cold-weather trials in the frozen north. The photos of the updated twin-turbo prototype don't reveal much beyond some mild cosmetic changes, but there are also rumored to be some mild mechanical changes in the works, as well. Sources suggest the revised 911 Turbo will bow in Paris this coming October.

[Source: Auto Express]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Sind Sie aus Deutschland?
      • 7 Years Ago
      People care because we're talking about 'performance' cars.

      Porsche has to up it's game because of the GT-R AND the ZR1. The ZR1 also set the 911 turbo as its target benchmark (overall package meaning nice stuff in addition to power/handling/etc)
      • 7 Years Ago
      John Neff, reply's aren't working properly
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah but unfortunately for Porsche all the reviews of the GT-R so far point at the GT-R excelling in all of these areas as well as leaving the driver feeling more confident behind the wheel.
      • 7 Years Ago
      and let me guess.... a ZR1 is still a Chevy, huh? Being so angry that Nissan and Chevrolet produced cars that trashed the 911 turbo is not good for your health. And btw, I do respect the 911 Turbo, but with a comment like the one you and the rest of the Porsche fanboys have made, I'm slowly losing respect for this automobile and will keep hoping that other auto manufacturers will continue to produce 911 beating machines (for a crap load less cash).
        • 7 Years Ago
        They really need to fix the reply function. I have no clue who this is directed to, but for some reason I felt it was directed torwards me since I only mentioned the GT-R and not the ZR1.

        For one, the ZR1 is a chevy. your right. and its a hell of a car. I even defended the car in the "VIDEO: Corvette ZR1 track attack", when someone tried hating on the car. I dont think anyone that respects car can seriously hate on corvettes.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think the new 997 Turbo with DSG and a few more HP will beat the GTR. I dont think Porsche will let Nissan have a faster car for too long.
      • 7 Years Ago
      test
      • 7 Years Ago
      You're right I don't see a mid 40-s executive buying a GT-R. Porsche still has the edge in looks and image. The markets for those 2 cars are SO different that this competition is only for bragging rights. Not market shares
      • 7 Years Ago
      The new turbo may be faster than the GTR, but the V-spec is on the way.
      • 7 Years Ago
      +1
      • 7 Years Ago
      I know a guy whose Cayman S just got lemon'ed for stalling issues 5 times over a span of a few months. Top tech from a Detroit dealership flew in and couldn't solve it.

      German cars are sweet, but not reliable (I am a BMW technician, fyi)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh, the GT-R vs 911 Turbo debates... I dunno why we all just can't get along. Porsche lovers will always buy Porsche. Nissan lovers... and possibly a few deserters with a bit less cash will wait out the dealer gouging and get themselves a GT-R. On the street and on paper, there's hardly anything between them except for MSRP. Even on the track it'll pretty much come down to the better driver.
      I'm a Nissan lover who's owned the three previous generation GT-Rs. They've always been fabulous cars. A huge selling point has always been the tunability of the RB26 motor, now long gone. Would I own a Porsche? Hell yeah! But if it came down to it, I'd still pick a GT-R right now because I've been waiting for this car for years. That takes nothing away from Porsche though, because if finances allowed, they'd both be parked side by side in my garage. The ZR1 wouldn't even factor in because I don't really like Corvettes, or superchargers. But it's an impressive piece too, no doubt.
      And people keep saying the GT-R is "still a Nissan" like it's a bad thing. Grow up guys. Don't be mad because a simple Nissan is kicking a lot of exotic car butt.
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