[Video] Is the Nissan GT-R R35 Showing its Age?
Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. McLaren 570S vs. Audi R8 V10 Plus vs. Nissan GT-R R35 – which is the king of the drag strip?
When it burst onto the scene back in 2007, the Nissan GT-R R35 was a force to be reckoned with in a straight line. It literally destroyed all of its competition overnight and established itself in a very short space of time as the drag race king.
But times change and so do cars.
Fast forward almost 10 years and there is a plethora of high-performance vehicles that are all worthy challengers to the R35’s crown.
To compare said vehicles, Top Gear magazine brought together a Porsche 911 Turbo S; a McLaren 570S; and an Audi R8 V10 Plus; in order to discover just how they compare against the latest iteration of the Nissan GT-R.
Even though Nissan has boosted the output of the turbocharged V6 by 20-horsepower, bringing it up to 565-horsepower in total, the car’s legendary straight-line performance isn’t quite so clear cut nowadays when compared to the competition.
Competition that seems to just be getting faster and faster.
Whether you’re a GT-R fanboy, a performance enthusiast, or just someone who likes cars, there’s always been a lot to like about Godzilla.
It’s become an icon in motoring circles and there’s something about its raw, unadulterated power that means the GT-R is still as relevant today as it ever was.
In fact, many people will argue that despite the GT-R facing much stiffer competition today in terms of performance, its soul is what keeps it magical. For example, the McLaren in the video below is undoubtedly a beast when it comes to speed, but owes a lot of its success to computers.
Also, let’s not forget the price tags associated with each car. The GT-R represents the best value for money – depending on how you look at it – as it’s roughly half the price of some of the others. Furthermore, the technology it uses could be considered ‘old’, whereas the Porsche, the Audi and the McLaren are all definitely ‘new’.
Check out the video and see what you think: