Feature Flick: Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Carrera S Go Head-to-Head

Yes, we know: on paper, the Porsche 911 Carrera S and Nissan GT-R should not be competitive vehicles, considering that the GT-R makes 545 horsepower and the Carrera S makes a round 400. Still, the cars’ sporting character and status as two of the hottest super coupes on the market made them prime candidates to go in front of Motor Trend’s Head 2 Head lens.

Head 2 Head host Carlos Lago and Motor Trend testing director Kim Reynolds teamed up this time around, using the typical bevy of technological equipment to figure out what makes these two cars so different. When they finished, the GT-R emerged the clear winner in the numbers game–as you’d expect from a car with 145 more horsepower and two more driven wheels–but there’s a sophisticated explanation why the GT-R and 911 feel the way they do when you’re behind the wheel.

Check out the results: both the numbers and the opinions–in the video below, and be sure to keep it tuned all the way through Lago and Reynolds’ interesting interpretation of an 8-bar blues song when talking about the cars. Then let us know what you think in the comments below.

Source: Motor Trend

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2012 Porsche 911

2012 Porsche 911

MSRP $79,000 Carrera (997) Coupe


18 City / 26 Hwy

Horse Power:

345 @ 6500


288 @ 4400