Garage419’s Matt Farah has previously said that his sources claim that the Nurburgring lap times of the GT-R and ZR1 were fake and that engineers at both companies had ran tuned versions of the cars using race gas. Well, now Porsche is accusing Nissan of cheating on its Nurburgring record of 7:29. Porsche claims to have ran back-to-back tests with the GT-R and said that it didn’t even come close to 25 seconds of Nissan’s claimed 7:29. It said that both, the 911 Turbo and GT2, were quicker than the GT-R.
“This wonder car with 7:29 could not have been a regular series production car,” August Achleitner, the 911 product chief for Porsche, told CARSguide. “For us, it’s not clear how this time is possible. What we can imagine with this Nissan is they used other tyres.”
Achleitner said that the time would have only been possible with the use of “semi-slick race-style tires.” He said that his team clocked the GT-R at 7:54 while the 911 Turbo came in at 7:38 and the GT2 came in at 7:34. Porsche ran all three cars on the same day, back-to-back and under the same weather conditions with road tires.
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