Sport Auto Test - 2009 Nissan GT-R at the Nurburgring

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Sportauto with the famous driver Horst has driven the new Skyline on N-ring.

*7:50 --- 157.787 km/h -- Nissan GT-R, 480 PS/1750 kg, Horst von Saurma, partially wet track (sport auto 12/07)*

Horst von Saurma, chief editor of sport auto magazine, completed about 100 kms with the new Nissan GT-R at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Best time he achieved was a 7:50 on a partiallly wet track especially at one of the key passages so called Kesselchen.

With all the electronic aids the handling is absolutely perfect, the driver doens´t feel how the drive-by-wire system really works as the GT-R stay on track like on rails, always has grip, doesn´t lose control, higly computerized and a perfect racer for the street. A time less than 7:40 is pretty much optimistic, 7:50 shows the true potential of the car. And when the price stays at the announced level, it is a real bargain.

Sport Auto lap time comparisons:
Ferrari F430 F1: 7:55 seconds
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano: 7:47 seconds
Porsche 997 911 Turbo : 7:54 seconds
Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06: 7:49 seconds
Ford GT:7:52 seconds
Nissan GTR: 7:50 seconds

""Also it SHOULD be noted that the 7:50 Sport Auto recently got with the GTR was a Fahrberichte. This means they they are test driving it around the ring to describe more what the car feels like and their impressions of the car. Not to set a fast lap time. The important result will come when they do their Supertest."".

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Item Reviewed: Sport Auto Test - 2009 Nissan GT-R at the Nurburgring Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sean Morris