I’m a car fanatic. And I appreciate hybrid technology and recognize for a number of reasons that it’s something should adopt on a large scale. That said, my true passion lies in performance. There is nothing like hearing a high-revving V12 at wide open throttle, or an American V8 grunt it’s torque levels from 2,000 RPM. This is why many get in the journalism game, to have the shot at personally reviewing cars they could probably never afford, or at least justify owning.
Johnny over at AutoBlog just got his hands on a 2010 GTR for review and he ran into a pack of animals that only Godzilla could properly challenge; the Ferrari F355 Spyder, Ferrari F430 Spyder, BMW M6 and the Dodge Viper SRT10. Just another day for the autobloggers, must be nice…
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The Nurburgring recently opened back up, inviting auto manufacturers to test out their latest and greatest. The first super car of the year to run around the track is none other that the 2010 Nissan GTR. Last year it, the GTR ran a 7 minute and 29 second lap around the Ring, besting a slew of other super cars, including every car that Porsche makes. This is an amazing lap time which not only sparked a super car war, but it even had Porsche investigate the claim, purchase a GTR, fail at driving it and issue press releases saying it was a hoax.
Well Nissan has lapped the Ring again, this time in a 2010 GTR that has a revised double-clutch transmission, bigger fuel tank, 5 more ponies and some shoes borrowed from the optional Nissan Spec-V wheel/tire setup. Their official lap time of the day; 7:27.56. That’s quite a lot faster, but still a full second short of the ZR-1 and 5 seconds behind the Viper ACR. Nissan engineers say the track has some dust and sand on it today which limitted the grip. They will be testing out the J-Spec GTR tomorrow with the hopes of claiming the second fastest production car lap time on the ‘Ring. Stay tuned, more Godzilla drama to follow.
The Hennessey tuning shop is known for making Big power come out of monstrous engines. From their 1,000+ horsepower twin-turbo Dodge Vipers to their track-demolishing Corvettes, John knows his muscle cars. But that’s why his work on the GT-R is special; it’s not the traditional naturally-aspirated V8 muscle that’s capable of producing gobs of torque and astronomical amounts of horsepower. Rather, the GT-R is a highly tuned and balanced V6 that makes lots of horsepower per liter, making it super quick around the track. But like what many tuners in this world have asked; what would happen if we gave Godzilla even more power?
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