Nissan GT-R vs. Porsche 911 GT2

This is an interesting race under comparison of a modern JDM super car, the Nissan GT-R against a German favorite, the Porsche 911 GT2 from the 996 generation. Courtesy of, we have a 3.8 liter V6 twin turbo Nissan engine racing against a horizontally opposed, 3.6 liter six cylinder from Porsche. Also, each vehicle features a different drive train and engine location setup. The Nissan features a front located engine with all-wheel drive while the Porsche features a rear engine layout and rear wheel drive. This setup is ideal for the Porsche because as you will see in the video, it lacks the high speed rolling resistance found common in all-wheel drive vehicles.

Regardless of weight differences, the Nissan GT-R takes advantage of it's all when drive system to effectively out launch the Porsche. However, once speed is achieve the Porsche's superior design takes over and wins the race. Watch closely how you almost feel the rolling resistance of the GT-R once a higher speed is achieved. Past the 100 mile per hour barrier, the GT-R is fighting against it's own drive train to keep up with speed. Looking at the aerodynamic setup of both vehicles, it's also very obvious that the Porsche is once again superior.

Overall, considering the price difference in the vehicles the Nissan GT-R did pretty good against the Porsche 911 GT2. After all, the Porsche costs much more than the Nissan GT-R so it should righteously be the victor. However, with a few aftermarket modifications the GT-R could easily kill the Porsche in a top speed challenge. The GT-R, or better known predecessor the Skyline, has a very good street reputation for high power builds yielding massive top end results. Sacrificing the inline six for a V6 may have been a bad move by Nissan, especially when considering the manifold lengths used for turbo application. The shorter the manifold, the faster the air moves in and out of the motor and yields much more power. This can not be accomplished with V6 engine. Enjoy the following footage as Nissan's latest GT-R gets killed in the top end by a Porsche 911 GT2.

Video content: Nissan GT-R races Porsche 911 GT2

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Source: Tampa Sports Car Examiner

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