8 Nissan GT-R Nismo brings new Tsukuba lap record for "cars with doors"

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The R35 Nissan GT-R may be getting old but Nissan are reminding us just how capable the R35 can still be, by setting a new Tsukuba lap record - 1 minute and 0.293 seconds - faster than everything that looks like a road car with doors and roof.

Only car that can be considered "road legal" and has faster lap time is the Radical SR4 with almost indentical time - 1:00.29. Considering different weather conditions and variance in tyres, we can assume that both the Radical and R35 laptimes are equal. What's not equal is the usability of these two vechiles - Radical is not road legal in most of the world, and hardly usable where it is.

There are a lot of Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 cars in the top 10 places at Tsukuba circuit, and most notable ahcievement for the GT-R is win over much more expensive Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It is debatable whether Porsche got equal oppurtunity in lap count and trackside support, but this is not Nissan's fault - if Porsche really want it, they are free to go to Tsukuba with factory support and attempt a revanche.

With optimal conditions and optimal rubber, I have little doubt that 911 GT3 RS can beat the Nismo, but track records are not about theory - they are about actual achievement - who dares, wins!


1m ago by FastestLaps
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hostboy  1m ago

The 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 lapped the track in 59.93 seconds back in 2005. I have the DVD for it, but it cannot be uploaded to YouTube for copyright reasons. Nobody ever talked about that time for 13 years.


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cosimo  1m ago

when a gtr is capable of flipping off the track with all the gizmos and super traction, we're supposed to believe a pos from la la land to handle better and break the record that was built in 1965 ?

unless it happened with these two tampering with time :)


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sroser  3w ago @cosimo

Might have been on slicks. A '90s Cerbera 4.5 would show a clean pair of heels to Cobra 427 on road tyres around a track and would still stand zero chance against a Nismo GTR.

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Monolith29  3w ago @sroser

the 427 cobra is much faster than the ol tvr v6 or v8, 3.9 0-60 for the shelby... it also weighs as much as a mx5 with over 480hp. i believe its feasible for it to have that time on that particular track...but a track like green hell the cobra would be pitifully slow in comparison

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Fastedee  3w ago @Monolith29

480 sae horsepower?

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Monolith29  3w ago @Fastedee

sorry was wrong http://fastestlaps.com/models/shelby-cobra-427-s-c

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Monolith29  3w ago @Fastedee

they also made 2 or 3 of http://fastestlaps.com/models/shelby-cobra-427-super-snake

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FastestLaps  1m ago

Thanks to honzakoubek for bringing this to my attention!


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