Side by side comparison of both the Nissan GTR and the Corvette ZR1 at the Nürburgring (Nordschleife). These two videos were released by GM and Nissan as evidence of lap records, both starting a timer at different points on the track. To compare the laps, Garage419 has used a visual landmark to sync both videos; the pit-exit sign. We invite both drivers of the two cars to come to our garage to discuss their individual laps. - Garage419
GTR and ZR1 Nurburgring times fake? Alex Roy and Matt Farah
Matt Farah and Alex Roy discuss the new "BMW" 7-series, the NHRA 1000ft
Funny Car and Top Fuel limit, the upcoming McLaren SLR Speedster, the
validity of the GTR and ZR1 Nurburgring lap times and how to standardize
those times. Question of the Day = Is the Ring a good benchmark?
GT-R : Epic Fail - Garage419
Matt Farah and Leo Parente discuss the potential mergers between GM, Ford,
and Chrysler; James Bond sells his DBS boat, Drinking on mopeds, and the
failure of the GT-R warranty department.
Fastest motorcycle lap of the Nürburgring. 7m10s BTG Yamaha YZF R1.
For the full story behind bike and rider, click here:
This BTG lap time would convert to about 7m28s full, or 7m23-24s for
'industry' or sportauto comparisons. Bike is 100% road-legal and ridden
most nights at the 'ring
What does BTG mean?:
Mine's R35 GT-R VS Spoon NSX-R GT 3 of 3
Top tuners in the Nissan and Honda sectors come together for the first time
on US ground. Mine?s president Michizo Niikura gives us the fastest tuned
R35 on the planet and Spoon president Tatsuru Ichishima explains the
limited production homologation NSX-R GT. Daijiro Yoshihara drives the
Mine?s GT-R and Tyler McQuarrie drives the Spoon NSX-R GT. Distributed by
ZR1 Smokes GT-R: Chevy Corvette ZR1 vs. Nissan GT-R
SEE THE FULL COMPARISON STORY:
Corvette Grand Sport Road Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWlK669ZVdY
SEE RHYS MILLEN TOP PIKES PEAK:
It's already hot at 11 a.m. as we pull our 2009 Nissan GT-R into the
visitor's parking lot at GM's proving grounds in Arizona. The Japanese
supercar looks like a spaceship next to the aging, 1960s-era brick
buildings that front the massive desert test facility on the outskirts of
Pagani Zonda R - Nurburgring lap
Pagani - Pirelli Tyre - Assuring new technologies and materials are fit for
production means also putting the vehicle's components under severe
stresses, exceeding those normally encountered in every day road driving.
The Nürburgring Nordschleife is the most demanding track in the world, for
man and machine, an ordeal that each Pagani has to pass, only one of many
in the entire development phase.
The Zonda R serves as the ultimate test bench, a car able to reach
acceleration figures and speeds that are not possible with a road car.
This is further underlined by a laptime of 6:47,5 min for the 20,832 km
Nordschleife. Driver: Marc Basseng
ZR1 Drag Race King - Spanks GTR, 599, and GT2
Join us as we pit Chevy's all-new 638 horsepower Corvette ZR1
against the Nissan GTR, Ferrari 599 GTB, and Porsche GT2 in a no holds
barred drag race.
Shot By: Jim Gleason and Mike Suggett
Edited By: Jim Gleason
Read the story here:
AMS Alpha Omega GT-R Top Speed Record: 233mph "Drift"!!!
After smashing the GT-R 1/4 mile record at the TX2K12 with an
email@example.com pass, the Alpha Omega GT-R went straight to the Texas Mile
in an attempt to reset the GT-R top speed record of 218mph.
The morning was spent preparing the Alpha Omega for tech inspection. A 1/2
mile shakedown pass was performed early afternoon. With much more power
than what we had worked with last October, the Alpha Omega was literally
flying down the track. Nonetheless, Ivan Phipps, the projects technician
and driver for the Alpha Omega kept at it - pulling a 221mph top speed late
Friday afternoon which was enough to claim the record!
With the absence of wind Saturday morning, the decision was made to press
on. The Alpha Omega only used approximately 1050whp of its available
1600whp on Friday's record pass. With approximately 1250whp dialed in, the
crew wanted to see if the car could at least break the 230mph barrier
before heading home for the weekend.
On Saturday's one and only pass down the Mile, Ivan was able to get the
Omega to the 1/2 mile marker with a speed of 197mph. The car ran loose with
stock aero and absence of a rear wing, but the throttle remained pegged to
the floor. Ivan passed the 1 mile marker at 233.1mph.
It was a new record for the R35 GT-R, but not without a hitch. The Omega
hit a dip in the runway past the mile marker which caused it to bounce.
Combined with the effect of the parachute, the force was enough to lift the
rear wheels of the Omega off the ground. When the car rebounded, it lost
control, sliding more than 90 degrees sideways.
We plan to continue testing the limits of the GT-R platform with improved
aero and a final drive gear. To follow the Alpha Omega GT-R project, join
us at Alpha GT-R or AMS Performance on Facebook.
Special thanks to our sponsors: ADV1, Dodson Motorsport, Driveshaft Shop,
Exedy, Nissan Motorsports, and Shepherd Transmission.
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