NISSAN R35 GTR ENGINE IN NISSAN S15

Beautifully built Nissan Silvia S15 drift car with a Skyline R35 GTR VR38 engine conversion

The GT-R has frequently featured in head to head track comparisons against competing vehicles conducted automotive press. Autocar performed several head to head comparisons involving the GT-R and competing vehicles. In the first, against the Porsche 911 GT3 and BMW M3, the GT-R was declared to be faster around the test track.[59] A second test on the Isle of Man on a 4.5 km closed public road, featured with the Audi R8, Lotus Elise, and Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. The GT-R’s time of 1:56.69 was behind the Gallardo’s 1:55.99 time, however because the GT-R was Japanese-spec its top speed was limited to 112 mph, which led the journalists to believe it could have performed better.[60] In CAR Magazine’s test with the 911 Turbo, BMW M3, and Audi R8 at Rockingham the GT-R was the fastest.[61] Evo tested the GT-R alongside the 911 GT3 at the Bedford Autodrome circuit, the GT-R ran a 1:21.7 lap time compared to GT3’s 1:22.6 time.[62] In a Fifth Gear test with the 911 Turbo, Bruno Senna was able to achieve faster lap times in the GT-R.[63] Car and Driver compared the GT-R on Reno-Fernley Raceway with the 911 Turbo and BMW M3, the GT-R’s lap time of 1:26.7 made it the fastest on the track.[64] Road & Track was able to achieve quick lap times with the car on Buttonwillow Raceway, clocking in at 1:56.9 which was over 5 seconds faster than the Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 and 911 Turbo.[65][66] In an Edmunds.com 6-way test on the Streets of Willow and an improvised mountain road, the GT-R posted faster times than the Audi R8 and Porsche 911 Carrera.[67] Auto Bild compared the GT-R with the 911 Turbo and V10 Audi R8 at Contidrome, the GT-R’s time of 1:30.95 placed it ahead of both the Porsche 911 (1:31.75) and the Audi R8

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