This 4-Lap Monitor Battle Between The 2011 Nissan GT-R And The Greatest Early 2010s European Supercars Screams Epic

Can the Nissan GT-R maintain its personal on this 4-lap observe battle in opposition to a number of the finest European sports activities automobiles? Watch and discover out

by Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 06: 50

In case you are shopping for high quality automotive content material on YouTube you might have come throughout Greatest Motoring’s official channel. It’s, primarily, Japan’s model of Prime Gear, solely the automobiles are being pushed by skilled racing drivers, amongst which Keiichi Tsuchiya, also called Drift King. This specific race pits a 2011 Nissan GT-R in opposition to a number of the finest European sports activities automobiles from the 2010s, in a four-lap race across the Japanese Sugo Circuit.

The Contenders

Nissan GT-R

This 4-Lap Track Battle Between The 2011 Nissan GT-R And The Best Early 2010s European Supercars Screams Epic - image 1048925

Ranging from the fifth place is the Nissan R35 GT-R, pushed by System 3 and JGTC racing driver, Naoki Hattori. In 2011, the R35 GT-R skilled its first important replace. The three.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 now produces 530 horsepower and 451 pound-feet (612 Nm). At 3,798 kilos (1,723 kg), the GT-R remains to be extra on the heavy aspect, however its unbelievable chassis and close-ratio, six-speed dual-clutch automated make it a formidable opponent, on a race observe.

Ferrari F430 Scuderia RSD

This 4-Lap Track Battle Between The 2011 Nissan GT-R And The Best Early 2010s European Supercars Screams Epic - image 1048931

Ranging from place 4 is the Ferrari 430 Scuderia RSD. At 2,954 kilos (1,340 kg), the Italian stallion is the lightest of the bunch. Nonetheless, it’s additionally the least highly effective, scoring a 4.3-liter normally-aspirated V-8 that makes 510 horsepower and 346 pound-feet (469 Nm). The gearbox is a six-speed “F1”, which is actually a robotized guide. Being an RSD, the Ferrari advantages from a extra aggressive physique package, comprising of a brand new lip spoiler, chunkier aspect skirts, and a tall rear wing.

Porsche 911 (997.2) Turbo S

This 4-Lap Track Battle Between The 2011 Nissan GT-R And The Best Early 2010s European Supercars Screams Epic - image 1048932

Grid place three is taken by the 911 Turbo S. Thought-about by many to be the final old-school 911, the 997.2 Turbo S is the primary mannequin to characteristic the PDK gearbox – Porsche’s model of a dual-clutch automated. That is additionally the GT-R’s most direct competitor, in addition to its hardest rival. It additionally options all-wheel drive and its 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six makes an similar 530 horsepower. Torque, nevertheless, is larger than the GT-R and is rated at 516 pound-feet (700 Nm). The Porsche can be lighter, at 3682 kilos (1,645 kg).

Mercedes SLS AMG

This 4-Lap Track Battle Between The 2011 Nissan GT-R And The Best Early 2010s European Supercars Screams Epic - image 1048928

Grid place two is occupied by AMG’s first solo undertaking – the front-mid engine SLS AMG. The religious successor to the 300SL can be the final supercar from Mercedes to come back with the normally-aspirated 6.2-liter V-8. On this early model, the mighty V-8 develops 571 horsepower and 479 pound-feet (650 Nm), whereas mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automated. At 3,571 kilos (1,620 kg), the Mercedes doesn’t have a lot of a weight benefit. Whereas the SLS AMG excels at straight-lien acceleration, its chassis is least appropriate for the racetrack.

Audi R8 5.2

This 4-Lap Track Battle Between The 2011 Nissan GT-R And The Best Early 2010s European Supercars Screams Epic - image 1048938

The Audi R8 begins from pole place. This being a non-GT model, the 5.2-liter V-10 makes 525 horsepower and 391 pound-feet (530 Nm). This being a 2011 mannequin, it comes with the R-Tronic six-speed robotized guide. It was not till 2014, Audi R8 acquired the DSG dual-clutch automated. That mentioned, it matches the SLS AMG’s 3,571-pound (1,620 kg) weight determine, however is available in a rear-mid-engine structure and with a a lot sportier chassis.

The Race

This 4-Lap Track Battle Between The 2011 Nissan GT-R And The Best Early 2010s European Supercars Screams Epic - image 1048927

The Sportsland SUGO circuit measures 2.3 miles (3.7 km) in size and appears like a mini model of the Nordschleife. Much like the long-lasting German racetrack, the Japanese circuit is surrounded by a forest and in some areas, options barely any security run-off areas.

Lap one sees the Porsche 911 Turbo S virtually managing to safe an early lead. Nonetheless, the Audi R8 closes the door, within the first nook. Within the meantime, GT-R manages to slide previous the Ferrari F430, leaving the Italian in final place. The lengthy right-hand sweeper, resulting in the end line showcases Audi’s superior cornering efficiency, in comparison with the 911.

Lap two showcases the lighter Ferrari’s means to brake a lot later than the GT-R. Nonetheless, it’s not sufficient to regain the fourth place from Godzilla. The Drift King struggles to maintain the SLS AMG’s again finish in place, permitting the GT-R to take third place. In the meantime, Porsche exits on the again straight at a better velocity, permitting it to overhaul the normally-aspirated Audi.

This 4-Lap Track Battle Between The 2011 Nissan GT-R And The Best Early 2010s European Supercars Screams Epic - image 1048928

Lap three begins with the Nissan GT-R taking second place from the Audi R8. Godzilla manages to overhaul the mid-engine Audi from the surface, no much less. The decisive second was when each automobiles up-shifted. Godzilla’s subsequent goal is the mighty 911 Turbo S. Nonetheless, exiting on the again straight reveals Porsche’s superior straight-line acceleration. Porsche’s PDK gearbox is faster. GT-R makes one other try to overtake the Turbo S, on the similar place it took the Audi, however as soon as once more fails.

The fourth and closing lap begins with the Nissan out-braking the Porsche in a somewhat dangerous transfer, permitting it to lastly safe the lead. After a couple of corners, the GT-R positive aspects a major lead. The Porsche 911 Turbo S could also be quicker in a straight line, however the Nissan GT-R is far more composed in corners, permitting it to take care of momentum. Extra shocking is the Ferrari, which just about manages to overhaul the a lot heavier and softer Mercedes.


Dim Angelov

Dim Angelov

Born in 1992, I come from a household of motoring fanatics. My ardour for automobiles was awoken on the age of six, after I noticed a Lamborghini Diablo SV in {a magazine}. After highschool I earned a grasp’s diploma in advertising and marketing and a Grasp of Arts in Media and Communications. Over time, I’ve practiced and change into expert in precision driving and up to now have take a look at pushed greater than 250 automobiles throughout the globe. Over time, I’ve picked up primary mechanical data and have even taken half within the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Kind and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Dash. Currently, I’ve taken a flowery to automotive images, and whereas fashionable automobiles are my major ardour, I even have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, battle historical past, craft beer, historic weapons, and automotive restoration. In time, I plan my very own traditional automotive restoration and hope to earn my racing certificates, after which I count on to ascertain my very own racing crew.  Learn full bio

In regards to the writer

Patrick Moore

Patrick is our chief editor and he's very passionate about cars. He has a bachelor's degree in marketing and he studies journalism. His favorite brand is BMW and he drives an X5 series. When he's not writing for Vehiclenews.net, he enjoys spending time with his family and 9 years old son.

You may also like...