Nissan GT-R vs. Evo X vs. Lamborghini LP560

Watching the highly regarded JDM legend, Nissan GT-R R35 street race against the Mitsubishi Evo X and Lamborghini LP560 through the vacant streets of the United Arab Emirates is truly a spectacle to be desired. Two of the best JDM sports cars to ever grace the planet are racing against the infamous Lamborghini LP560 and it's all captured on tape for us to watch. Racing from a dig and roll, we get a great real world comparative of the three sports cars that we all love. Just based on statistics alone, the Lamborghini should win and it does. However, if the GT-R was tuned and built with proper modifications it would smoke the Lamborghini. The problem with this equation is if you apply the same modifications to both vehicles, which one is going to win in the end?

To start out with, let's take a look at all three vehicles stock specifications. The Nissan GT-R R35 features a turbocharged 3.8 liter V6 with 485 horsepower at 6400 RPM and 434 foot pounds of torque at just 3200 RPM. The Mitsubishi Evo X comes with a turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that totes a nice dyno rating at 291 horsepower at 6500 RPM and 300 foot pounds of torque at 4000 RPM. Both of these are generous stock specs, but they are no match for the Lamborghini LP560 as it comes with a V10 5.2 liter engine that boasts an amazing 560 horsepower at 8000 RPM and 540 foot pounds of torque at just 6500 RPM. After looking at the specs, it's easy to see who the winner is going to be in an all stock race.

So when modified, which one of these vehicles will perform the best? The Nissan GT-R and Mitsubishi Evo X have one up on the Lamborghini's drive system as they both sport the infamous all-wheel drive systems that have made JDM sports cars legendary. On the other side of the coin, Lamborghini's V10 is much more efficient and smooth running engine, and any upgrades made to this piece of mechanical art will increase overall power outputs more dramatically than the mass produced JDM counterparts. It too features an all-wheel drive system, but these are not as well engineered as the proven JDM systems.

At the end of the day, it boils down to your budget. If you want to rebuild the JDM's completely, they will win over the Lamborghini. If you want pure bolt on performance making good use of what's already there, the Lamborghini will win once modified. Watching the following street racing footage allows us to visually compare these specifications for better understanding.

Video content: Nissan GT-R street races Evo X and Lamborghini

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Source: Tampa Sports Car Examiner

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