Epic battle: GTR vs GT3

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Nissan GTR vs Porsche GT3

This awesome onboard video from the 2012 Nürburgring 24-hour isn't just a battle between Porsche and Nissan, between the ultimate 911 and GTR. No, it's a battle between the pure race car and the modified street car. It's a battle between GT aerodynamics and brute horsepower.

The Huber Motorsport Porsche GT3 Cup car is your typical Porsche racecar; good aeros, high peak power and perfect balance. The driver then catches the big white monster that is the official Nissan GTR entry. The GTR, by contrast, is just a slightly stripped and rollcaged street car. GTR daddy Mizuno was obssessive about keeping the car as stock as possible, refusing extra oil coolers and modifications that were perfectly permissable under the rules. Instead the team just stuck a wing on the car, and pretty much hoped for the best... (it didn't go so well, as the time spent in the pits ruined the white GTRs chances of class victory. The other sister car ran extra coolers and did much better...)

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#1 goodrood 2012-12-01 17:06
So you saying the GTR has standard gearbox as well? but it must be full of nismo mods, it cant be that fast standard can it?
 
 
#2 admin 2012-12-02 13:50
It's really that fast, and the gearbox is standard. Don't ask how long it's that fast for, if you get me. It didn't finish as high up as the laptimes would suggest as it consumes more fuel, tyres and brake pads than any other car on the grid... and this is a 24-hour race!
 
   

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