|2013 Nissan GT-R Black Edition on the Motor Trend Figure Eight Course|
Despite being larger and heavier, the front-engine, all-wheel-drive Nissan GT-R is about one second quicker around the figure eight thanks to a 145-hp advantage and series of electronically controlled differentials that send power where it can be best utilized. Though the GT-R is faster around the figure-eight, the two supercars pull the same lateral g.Read more: http://wot.motortrend.com/nissan-gt-r-goes-head-2-head-with-porsche-911-carrera-s-on-mts-figure-eight-273759.html#ixzz290IkfHQ7
The Porsche has the new active anti roll system, and torque vectoring to keep the car pointed the way you want it to go. The Nissan GT-R uses its ATTESA all wheel drive system, and extra power to go though the course. They say the Nissan GT-R has a series of electronically controlled diffs, but really it only has one, the center diff/transfercase. Both the front and rear diffs are not electronically controlled. The R33, and R34 had an electronically controlled lockup(not vectoring) of the rear differential called ATTESA ETS-PRO, but it hasn't made it to the R35 yet.
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