Nissan GT-R vs Drift Scion tC’s

Motor Trend picked an interesting set of cars to put up against each other in a single test, an all wheel drive Nissan GT-R , and a couple of rear wheel drive converted Scion tC’s. The Scion’s normally compete in the Formula Drift series. The GT-R, we normally see on the streets.
Check out the video. The Motor Trend videos have really been improving. I like what Ed Loh is doing with the videos he is putting together.

The numbers, since they did test the cars. 135 mph is huge mph for the Rockstar Drift car.  128 mph out of the four cylinder RSR car is not a bad number either.  Considering drift cars are setup to spin the tires as much as accelerate, they both turn decent quarter mile times.
  2010 Nissan GT-R Rockstar Scion Drift tC RSR Drift tC
Horsepower 485 hp 650 hp 450 hp
Torque 434 lb-ft 500 lb-ft 380 lb-ft
0-60 mph 3.5 sec 3.8 sec 5.0 sec
Quarter mile 11.9 sec @ 120.1 mph 11.3 @ 135.6 mph 12.5 sec @ 128.8 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph 103 ft 114 ft 160 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.98 g 0.87 g 0.90 g
MT figure eight 24.4 sec @ 0.81.g 25.4 sec @ 0.80 g 26.2 sec @ 0.72 g

Source : Motor Trend


Anonymous said...

How did the GTR lap the Nurburgring at 7:28? boths times where 7:29 and 7:26.7... More lies from the American car people!

Sean Morris said...

Who said journalists were perfect ? I made the same comment to myself when I watched the video. 7:26.7.

Item Reviewed: Nissan GT-R vs Drift Scion tC’s Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sean Morris