Tuned Nissan GT-R vs. Porsche 911 Turbo S – Drag Race

July 9th, 2020

So, which one s best? Japanese or German? These two sports cars represent the best that these two proud countries have to offer. Before all you Porsche purists begin bellyaching, I’ll admit that (in a drag race) the Porsche wins – hands down – if the Nissan is not tuned. Nevertheless, this should prove to be an interesting contest.

The 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S is a mid-engine, all-wheel drive coupe that weighs in at 3578-pounds and can blast from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6-seconds. The motor is an all-aluminum (block and cylinder heads) twin turbocharged and intercooled flat-6 with direct fuel injection and dual overhead cams and 24-valves. Bone stock, the Porsche makes 572hp and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. Press the PSRB (Porsche Sport Response Button) and who knows how much power this thing makes. The PSRB Is essentially a performance tune with an overboost feature – that is accessible at the press of a button. You gotta love that!

The 2017 Nissan GT-R is also an all-wheel drive coupe. It is equipped with an all-aluminum 3.8-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine with dual overhead camshafts, 24-valves and direct fuel injection. Maximum output for the GT-R is estimated at 690hp and 597 lb.-ft. of torque. The Nissan GT-R weigh 3803-pounds. This modified (tuned) version of the GT-R can accelerate from to 60 in 2.6-seconds.

The Nissan takes the win in the initial pass, but they’re just getting started. Once the Porsche driver locates the PSRB, it’s a whole new ball game. Take a look.

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