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Nissan GT-R posts new 7m 26.7s Nurburgring lap time


The new lap time is still a few tenths of a second off the time posted by the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

The new lap time is still a few tenths of a second off the time posted by the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

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It wasn't long ago that the public spitting contest between Nissan and Porsche regarding the GT-R's lap time around the famed Nurburgring was in the spotlight. Nissan started the tussle by recording an astonishing lap time of 7m 38s around the benchmark circuit and then withered this down to just 7m 29s – a full three seconds faster than the lighter and more powerful Porsche 911 GT2.

Porsche struck back with claims the GT-R was only capable of finishing the 12.9 mile circuit in around 7m 54s, and that the model used for the laps must have been modified. Nissan then retaliated by releasing a video of the run as well as presenting the actual car used so that it could be independently examined as completely stock.

To lay the matter to rest once and for all, Nissan has run its updated 2010 ‘Series II’ GT-R around the Nurburgring - and the lap times are even better than last year's model. Differences between the 2010 model and the outgoing version include a 5hp (4kW) bump in power, a slightly modified suspension setup, stickier tires, and a reprogrammed gearbox.

Driven by Nissan’s head driver and former F1 racer Toshio Suzuki, the GT-R lapped the famous circuit in 7m 26.7s on April 23. The car was completely stock and ran standard Dunlop run flat summer tires.

Unfortunately for Nissan, this time is still a few tenths of a second off from beating the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1’s lap time of 7m 26.4s that was posted last year. Looks like it might be time for Nissan to start posting lap times for its lighter and stiffer SpecV model.
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  1. If this is true, the Spec-V should literally be a world-beater.
     
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  2. If they beat 7:22.1 , the it will be the fastest "confirmed" car to ever go around the ring
     
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  3. Nissan should join F1,,apparently it holds the secrets to loping off seconds of track times!!
     
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  4. Pretty sure the V-Spec will do it otherwise Nissan will look like idiots for their rediculous asking price.
     
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  5. Nissan obliterates.
     
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  6. Viper is still #1 and they did it on the cheap. I know "ACR" blah blah but i just bought a VOI10 so you can all go %@#?!! yourselves.
     
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  7. I believe there would be some sort of argument and a bit of jealousy over at Porsche HQ over this lap times again...
    ... am definite they will beat the Corvette ZR1's posted 7m26.4 times.
     
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  8. Hey ... it's "Where's Waldo"
     
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  9. Man you guys have a bad habit of telling stories without providing sources or references. It is just sh*t Journalism and makes you and your readers vulnerable to scams like infamous ZR1 7:22.4 debacle. Eventually we will all look st*pid if your story turns out fluff.

    Make a point of letting people know where you got your information and they can begin to trust you as a reliable source.

    You may as well start publishing fantasy novels. They would be equally credible.
     
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  10. not impressed with mag. why keep talking about 726 when 722.

    nissan refined piece of crap. vette has so much more potential. paddle shifters and tuning for ring like gtr would bring to mid tens.

    however would be nice if engineers would get head out of their butts and start building cars for twenty first century.

    engineers are considered jokes at university, jokes also afterwards. take billions spent on reducing fuel consumption. fifty dollar nav system reduces fuel usage 16%.

    stop hiring lame brains to build cars.
     
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  11. @jennonpress:

    I'm not sure what University you went to (although I'm guessing none since grammar doesn't seem to be a strong point of yours), but the 2 most respected fields at legitimate non-specialty Colleges and Universities happen to be Medicine (g) and Engineering (ug). Pick up any College guide from Newsweek, Time, or any other magazine you trust, and these two fields will be covered more extensively than any other program. You saying Engineers are jokes... is a bit ironic.

    Anyway, The ZR1 is a superior model to the regular base model Corvette. As such, it should perform better, and it does. The GTR that set this 7:26 time is a *regular base model GTR*. I'm not sure if your are understanding this, but the base GTR is approaching the performance of the GM's best Corvette.

    We should also recognize that Nissan has a habit of releasing even higher performance versions of the Skyline GTR, such as the Z-tune and 400R. Surely one of these updated models will get past a 7:22 time.
     
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  12. The GTR is an awsome cars but not as traditional of a car as a vette or porsche. Vettes, porsches, vipers are pure drivers cars and offer little to no assisatnace when trying to tame it around a 13 mile 170 turn track. now the GTR on the other hand is a different specimen of beast that to me, literally drives its self around the course. what you guys must understand is that when a GTR arrives at a regestired track like the "ring" and other registered tracks around the world a few things "magically" happen by the use of computer aided top of the line technology and that is the speed limiter de activates, suspension gets firmer, engine characteristics are drastically changed just to name a few. all GTR's are linked via satellite to a dattabase which lets the dats base knw exactlly where and what the cars is doing. for referance the Mclaren F1 had the same technology to a lesser degree.
     
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  13. Go Nissan! Go Chevy! Go Porsche! It doesn't matter to me who has the record time, this is a fun battle to watch, and we are the winners...

    But the Nissan is AWD, correct? Niether the ZR1 nor the GT are, so that is respectable as well. There should almost be another category for AWD and RWD (and FWD) models.

    I sure wouldn't mind going for a lap with an F1 driver in any of those cars... :)
     
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  14. Besides, I know I could beat them all in my Mustang...
     
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  15. too bad the GTR is so butt-ugly...
     
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  16. @jennonpress:

    I'm not sure what University you went to (although I'm guessing none since grammar doesn't seem to be a strong point of yours), but the 2 most respected fields at legitimate non-specialty Colleges and Universities happen to be Medicine (g) and Engineering (ug). Pick up any College guide from Newsweek, Time, or any other magazine you trust, and these two fields will be covered more extensively than any other program. You saying Engineers are jokes... is a bit ironic.

    Anyway, The ZR1 is a superior model to the regular base model Corvette. As such, it should perform better, and it does. The GTR that set this 7:26 time is a *regular base model GTR*. I'm not sure if your are understanding this, but the base GTR is approaching the performance of the GM's best Corvette.

    We should also recognize that Nissan has a habit of releasing even higher performance versions of the Skyline GTR, such as the Z-tune and 400R. Surely one of these updated models will get past a 7:22 time.

    @jason says

    wow. you support my point by completely missing it. the corvette is a plush ride the gtr not so. to dramatically reduce the corvettes time would cost far less than reducing the gtrs. as far as gramar is concerned i do realize universities put more stock in gramar than results. also best to use concrete examples for support otherwise just wind.
     
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  17. I love how you guys actually think this is attainable. Toshio Suzuki is a F1 driver. There is no way in hell any of the people reading this board are going to get those times. The guys that drove the viper and vette are racers also, but have not spent nearly as much time as Toshio Suzuki has at the ring. Everyone gets better the more time they put in on a track and a particular car. Nissan is just using a hired gun to put down great times so people will over look there crappy warranty and outrages service cost.
     
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  18. nissan warranty is great, fried has a 2007 altima 2.5 and his warranty has covered almost everything he has ever broken, only the windshield crack he has wasn't covered. and the service costs were within reason, my mom's 2008 rabbit has higher service costs than the nissan.
     
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  19. not impressed with mag. why keep talking about 726 when 722.

    nissan refined piece of crap. vette has so much more potential. paddle shifters and tuning for ring like gtr would bring to mid tens.

    however would be nice if engineers would get head out of their butts and start building cars for twenty first century.

    engineers are considered jokes at university, jokes also afterwards. take billions spent on reducing fuel consumption. fifty dollar nav system reduces fuel usage 16%.

    stop hiring lame brains to build cars.

    Seriously, man. These comments are immature.

    The GT-R may have more advanced features but we're not comparing the cars as individual parts and peices, we are comparing them as cars that are on sale today.

    Furthermore, the GTR is a good 30K less than the ZR1 and has more than 150hp less power - so don't for a minute thing the ZR1 is at the disadvantage.

    The GTR is simply an AMAZING machine and for the money it's unstoppable.

    If I had the choice - I would still get the ZR1 though :)

    As for the 16% fuel savings from the nav systems, don't be so naive. Those kind of savings are very rare, you'll rarely get that in day to day driving.

    Engineers are limited by market demands and the budgets they are given. Get a clue before you bag out an entire industry.
     
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  20. ^ completely agree with you, I don't like having 10 year olds making immature comments trying to make a name for themselves on a blog
     
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  21. neet. first of all gtr sold at loss to nissan. so thirty thousand less is nonsense. as for savings for nav system, not my number, even so still huge fuel savings and other advantages for little cost. no engineering needed or brains, just some hand tools.

    come on guys, lets make it a real discussion instead of just name calling. and you might want to look at history to see if great cars created by engineers or car lovers.

    sorry for gramar, ain't never going to convince me it's real important. impresses black tie though.
     
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  22. Comment on M/A is somewhat breakthrough in itself... The Viper story is truly the best read of the bunch; just google it and the video as well. My car is the 'ring champ. stop.
     
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  23. And what's with no comment yet on the driver's thumb being horizontal. "Yeah, my run was average, but at least I've got Waldo behind me."
     
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  24. I would pick the GTR over the 911GT2 anyday. Porsches old fashion body style havent changed for the past decades, other then swaping out with new different bodykits and bbs rims here and their. You have to give credit to GTR having the balls to redesigned their whole car and still be able to sell so well. I can not imagine how the Gtr would look if its looked and stayed the same since its r32 release 10+ years ago, and staying traditional to its 1980s car design look. Porsches have designed their car pretty much the same since 1979.
     
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  25. lol @ carlosjp8

    what do you really know about designs? do you even know the fundamentals of auto design? LOL
     
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  26. Hey boys, the first two you tube posts on Nurburgring race track were Nissan MODS finally getting close enough to sniff Corvettes butt. Corvette is stock, with factory tires to boot.The Japanese had to cheat at Pearl Harbour, now they have to cheat at the track too. Little bloody wonder Porsche is pissed with these guys,and nobody seems to ever call em on this crap.
     
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  27. the gtr spec v can be the fatsest car on the nubergring if they pot about 700 bhp it the fatsest car onthe nubergring but y is the gtr £124.99 thousand pounds
     
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