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In building the Nissan GT-R, Nissan tested it against the Porsche 911 at the Nürburgring track in Germany. Although flattered, Porsche has taken a notice of these test runs as well, and the rivalry started to ignite. And now here we have a showdown between the two track-proven sports cars.
Evo magazine has put together a showdown between the latest Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Carrera S. Both cars just recently received updated engine performance as well as handling equipment. The battle is now on between the Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Carrera S.
On the left corner is the new Nissan GT-R powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine producing 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque. It can sprint from 0-62 mph in just 2.84 seconds. And in the right corner is the Porsche 911 Carrera S powered by a 3.8-liter boxer engine producing 400 horsepower. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. Both sports cars have a starting price near the $100,000 mark.
The two sports cars will be tested by Tiff Needell who used to host Fifth Gear, but that is another story. Anyway, Tiff Needell will help us get an inside feel of what the Nissan GT-R and the Porsche 911 Carrera S are all about. Who will be the winner? Watch the video below and get your opinion posted here.
Also watch the second video done by “Head 2 Head” assistant road test editor Carlos Lago and Motor Trend testing director Kim Reynolds to take an in-depth look at the technologies featured on the two cars and how they performed as they are.