Pitting the Nissan GT-R against the all-new BMW M5 is ridiculous. They're two different beasts in two different classes with two different purposes. It's a cynical, SEO-optimized comparison. And even worse, it's already been done. But...

We can't help but post on it. Not because it's clicky or that a few of us have man-crushes on Chris Harris. No. It's because watching the two cars being flogged back-to-back on a damp circuit demonstrates how technologically sophisticated each one is and how they go about putting the power down so differently. You can actually see the GT-R – traction control switched off – trying to right itself as Harris flings it sideways, while the M5 slackens and goes neutral while the turbocharged eight responds like a naturally aspirated mill.

Scary with a capital "F?" Indeed. But just as educating as it is entertaining. See for yourself below the fold.



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      Kris
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now this is how you make a proper video with this cars. Are you watching this, Steve Sutcliffe?
      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love England, but damn, most videos shot there always remind me of how dreary the weather usually is
        Gubbins
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Shiftright
        Sounds weird to some, but I actually enjoy that for a change sometimes. Living where there's an average of 300 days of sun per year I really look forward to some cool, rainy weather. Of course, it CAN be overdone... But their roads..notice the surfaces, how well-maintained they are?
        MadAboutCars
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Shiftright
        Thats why England is like a completely different country on a perfect summers day.
      Danny
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm glad that he explained why they compared these two, great review too! Skyline!
      seriousowl
      • 2 Years Ago
      As always, good job by Chris Harris. Fifth Gear, with their reputation for skilled racing drivers and savvy, knowledgeable petrolheads as presenters, should give this guy a try. He's really able to communicate a car's persona to the audience and would hold up well with the likes of Tiff Needell, Jason Plato and Vicky Butler-Henderson. Even if he might not be able to steer around a track as fast as the aforementioned, Channel 5 should get rid of Ben Collins and replace him with Chris Harris.
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      The cars really couldn't be more different, but it was fun watching him explain his rationale as to why we tested them together - and I can't blame him one bit.... I'd come up with some pretty damn crazy connections to tell my boss as to why those two cars should be compared together as long as I got to drive them around Europe for a few days. In the end, either one would be an awesome pick.
      techie69
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awsome machines!! The dream: own both of them then there isn't the so called I wish I drove the other!
      Michael Stone
      • 2 Years Ago
      Chris Harris you're my hero.
      Kris Cogliano
      • 2 Years Ago
      is that a frozen black m5?
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Beautiful vid.
      dtrump_21
      • 2 Years Ago
      Both look pretty good and have awesome performance They also sound fantastically dull. It's like they did everything in their power to eliminate any exciting audible character. Incredible
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dtrump_21
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      dohc73
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't think I can bare to watch another comparo between these two cars, more so, one done by a chummy bloke with an English accent.
      s54
      • 2 Years Ago
      M5 for weekdays and GTR for weekand ..... problem solved!!
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