Nissan offers Porsche driving lessons and tires from the GT-R Nurburgring run

If you haven’t been following the whole ‘Nissan being accused of lying on its GT-R Nurburgring lap time’ issue we’ll give you a quick update.

Porsche last week accussed Nissan of cheating on its Nurburgring lap time of 7:29 saying that engineers and drivers used racing tires instead of the standard tires that come with the GT-R. A statement followed from Nissan of Europe’s spokesman saying: “They”re not trick tyres ““ absolutely standard tyres, normal road tyres.”

Well Nissan isn’t done yet. When executives heard of what was going on they decided to offer the actual Dunlop SP Sport 600 DSST CTT used during the 7:29 run. Along with that they offered more video footage from the run and driving lessons if Porsche feels the need.

Read more and see the extra footage after the jump.

Nissan went on to say that the record run by former F1 driver Toshio Suzuki carried around 50kg of data and camera equipment – causing the GT-R to be at a disadvantage.

Why both automakers don’t just head over to the Nurburgring and battle it out there – we’re not sure. But we eagerly await Porsche’s response.




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Source: CarsGuide (via GT-R Blog)