Porsche and Nissan are at it once again. The two automakers have been trying for more then a year to prove to consumers that they have the fastest supercars on the market. The clear winner each time has been the Nissan GT-R – but each time Porsche has claimed that the Nissan is cheating in order to stay ahead in the time.
In the past Nissan has been more then willing to have others test the car and to show everyone that they have done nothing except equip it with a better engine and chassis to make it faster then the previous model. But Porsche remains unconvinced and is trying one more time to prove that theirs will beat them.
They recently clocked the 2010 911 GT3 on the Nurburgring track in Germany. This new model has been equipped with an aspirated 3.8 liter flat six that is able to push out 435 horsepower. It also sports a track tuned chassis that helps to add to the performance and handling of the car. During testing of the supercar they timed it an 7:40 with Walter Rohrl driving.
Naturally we are all impressed with this time and even though they were not able to beat the Corvette ZR1 (which has 638 horsepower) they were confident that they had Nissan this time. However, these hopes were dashed when they were informed that the GT-R made it in 7:27.
Being the sore and speculative losers that they are they informed Motor Trend that this news was false and they believe that the best time they could achieve is around 7:56. So who do we believe this time. It seems that this drama could carry one for another year!