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AMS Alpha 12 Nissan GT-R Vs. Protomotive Porsche 911 Turbo: Video

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There's a good physics lesson in the results of this drag race, weighing factors like coefficients of drag, frontal surface area, total drag forces, car weights, power, power delivery, gearing, and much more, but there's also just a good show: an 1,150-horsepower Nissan GT-R going head-to-head with a 950-horsepower Porsche 911 Tubo over a full mile.

The results at the end of the mile are predictable, given the power disparity, but things could have gone much worse for the 911 if the driver hadn't beaten the GT-R to the punch. We won't spoil the whole thing for you, as it's a surprisingly interesting pull.

Think you can explain what's going on here, in more than back-of-the-envelope terms? Let us know your theory below.
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  1. The GT-R puts down the power better than the 911. The mid-engine position has to be more balanced than the rear-mountained 6 in the 911. The 911 did get a better start and kept it, but I think that if the GT-R had started better it may have won the 1/4 and the mile... Good show, though. My two dream cars head-to-head.
     
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  2. Cool race))
    How about Bugatti Veyron with that GT-R?
     
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