Nissan Defends GT-R Against Porsche’s Accusations

Written by tonks on October 3, 2008

It’s true that you can’t make history without someone coming to judge you on it and make sure that you did it fair and square. This was proved when Porsche accused Nissan of cheating their way to their 7:29:03 lap time around the Nürburgring track. Representatives for Porsche accused Nissan of using racing slicks to ensure that they would get a good lap time.

Obviously Nissan took great offense to this accusation – but decided not to get into a fist fight over it. Instead they calmly stated that, “The final word from us is that it was done on absolutely standard tires which are available to customers in the showroom. They’re not trick tires – absolutely standard tires, normal road tires.”

They went on to say that the time was reached by one of their fastest drivers Tochio Suzuki and was gained using the GT-R’s optional Dunlop tires. We are surprised and impressed by the way that Nissan is handling everything. We half expected them to prove them wrong and then gloat about how slow Porsche’s drivers are.

Posted Under: Nissan,Supercars

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