2010 Nissan GT-R Bests its Previous Nürburgring Record, Targets ZR1 Time

Nissan previously claimed an impressive lap time of 7:29 for the 2009 Nissan GT-R, but the team had a hunch the 2010 car would do even better.

Nissan went back to the Nürburgring with a 2010 GT-R to test what the car can do with five more horsepower, revised transmission programming, and updated suspension. The completely stock 2010 car wearing GT-R SpecV wheels and tires ran an impressive time of 7:27.56, besting the previous record by about 1.4 seconds.

It doesn’t say so in Nissan’s press release, but part of the reason the team went back to the “Green Hell” must have been to prove to Porsche the GT-R really can best the 911 GT2.

The GT-R still hasn’t beaten the Corvette ZR1’s record of 7:26.4. However, Nissan’s Chief test driver and ex-Formula One driver, Toshio Suzuki, said grip was impaired by dust and sand. The team plans to attempt another record run today.

Comparing even the 2010 GTR to a Corvette ZR1 is kinda like comparing apples and oranges. The ZR1 is a car that will more likely end up being used by most as a track based race car. The GTR not so much. Why not compare the GTR V-spec to the ZR1? They're closer in what will be the final use.And let's not forget the Dodge ACR (also for public sale) beat the ZR1 and regained it's title as King of Green Hell.
Why don't they bring the Vspec and see what it can do?

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