New Nissan GT-R Attacks 'Ring, Bests Previous Time

Nissan wasn't able to best the Corvette ZR1's 7:26.4 Nurburgring lap time, but Godzilla did bring the hurt with a lap time of 7:26.7 run on April 23, 2009. Now we've now got in-car video proof.

Nissan's Chief test driver, Toshio Suzuki hopped behind the wheel of the revised 2010 GT-R in an attempt to shave an additional 3 seconds off the previous 7 minute 29 second lap time. He accomplished his goal — but in the grand scheme of things, who cares if he didn't beat the competition? [carscoop]




I don't care whether the tires are road-legal or not, whether the engine has been tuned or not, whether they've removed the back seat or not, whether the pilot is an android or not.

This is an impressive performance no matter what, and this comes from someone who doesn't particularly like GT-Rs.

Still, I'd rather blow $50,000 more to get a ZR1... I guess it's just more *fun* to drive.