Porsche Says Nissan Cheated with the GT-R at the Nurburgring

A few months ago Nissan took the GT-R to the famed Nurburgring in Germany and completed it in a very fast time of 7:29. Well now Porsche is speaking out and saying that Nissan cheated in order to record that record time.

Porsche recently took the US-spec GT-R to the ring with its 911 Turbo and GT2. Unfortunately the GT-R could not compete with the two German cars and came in a full 25 seconds slower than the time that Nissan recorded.

“This wonder car with 7:29 could not have been a regular series production car,” August Achleitner, the 911 product chief for Porsche, told CARSguide. “For us, it’s not clear how this time is possible. What we can imagine with this Nissan is they used other tyres.”

According to Achleitner, Nissan could have only achieved their record time by using “semi-slick race-style tires.” Porsche clocked the GT-R at 7:54 while the GT2 came in at 7:34 and the 911 Turbo at 7:38.

Wonder what Nissan is going to say about this?

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