If there was ever a Japanese automaker that liked to go after the Europeans, it's Nissan. This goes way back to the days when the Datsun 510 aimed to be the poor man's BMW 2002, and it continues today with the GT-R taking on Porsche's best.

However, this (English!) Best Motoring clip doesn't have a GT-R — it has a 350Z. But not just any 350Z! It's the Nismo Type 380RS, which featured a bored-out 3.8-liter V6 with nearly 400 horsepower and a body built to go racing.

Is the 380RS good enough to top the Porsche 997 GT3 driven by Drift King Keiichi Tsuchiya? Find out from watching this clip. Also out on the field is a Mine's 350Z, but its time is tragically cut short on the track. I told you things didn't end well.

The good news is there's also an NSX-R and a Lancer Evolution IX MR thrown in to make the party extra spicy.