Time and time again, we have seen the Nissan GT-R take on faster rivals, whether on a full circuit competition or on a dragster track. Despite its old bones underneath, the Japanese sports coupe is still a force to be reckoned with, even among the new competitors.
For example, the Porsche 911 Turbo S. Even the 991 generation of the inflated 911 is even newer than the GT-R, but that does not mean that it is faster. Where is it?
The drag racing video (integrated at the top of this page) of 888MF on YouTube aims to answer that. It should be noted that these two cars are perfectly matched, both powered by six-cylinder double turbo engines. It’s not an ordinary GT-R, however – it’s a tuning, which gives it a big advantage over the Porsche. Let’s list the numbers here for comparison.
According to the video, the GT-R is tuned to 690 horsepower (515 kilowatts) and 597 pound-feet (810 newton meters) of torque. It’s a huge leap from a Nissan GT-R Nismo, much more than a normal GT-R, and more than enough to pull its mass of 3,803 pounds (1,725 kilograms).
As for the 991.2 generation 911 Turbo S, the non-exclusive series is equipped with a flat six-cylinder that produces 572 hp (427 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torsion. However, it is listed with a torque of 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) with supercharging.
Believe it or not, that extra amount of torque, as well as the Porsche Sport Response (PSRB) button, counted a lot in this drag race. Watch the video above to find out and be sure to wait for the second and third races.