Nissan defends its GT-R Nurburgring lap time

The Nurburgring war continues – Nissan is defending the GT-R’s Nurburgring lap time of 7:29 after Porsche said the automaker had exaggerated its claim. Porsche recently took a GT-R along with its new 911 Turbo and GT2 to the Nurburgring and said that there is no way that the Nissan GT-R had lapped the Nurburgring in 7:29 unless special tires were used.

“The final word from us is that it was done on absolutely standard tyres which are available to customers in the showroom. They”re not trick tyres ““ absolutely standard tyres, normal road tyres,” said Nissan Europe”s spokesman Neil Reeve.

Reeve said that the GT-R comes with Bridgestone and Goodyear Dunlop tires and that the Dunlop tires gave a slightly better time around the Nurburgring.

He went on to say: “I”m cheeky enough to say it”s flattering that Porsche have bought themselves a GT-R and flown it to Germany, they want to try it. I guess that”s some kind of stamp of approval.”

We’re not sure why Porsche isn’t calling out the Corvette ZR1 which claims 7:26 or the Viper SRT10 ACR which claims 7:22.1.

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