Front-biased weight distribution may be more manageable for non-professional drivers, but for lap times, it is NEVER optimal due to the inevitable understeer that results, which is why historically, BMWs have posted quicker lap times than their front-heavy equivalents from Audi and Mercedes. The front-biased weight distribution of the GT-R is a result of the AWD system packaging, not the "design brief". I dare say that future iterations of the GT-R will tend to send more of the weight towards the rear which, as Audi demonstrated in the latest RS5, can only be beneficial for performance.

## Porsche 911 GT3 RS

B6, 24 valve450 ps (444 bhp)

430 Nm (317 lb-ft)

1400 kg (3086 lbs)

321 ps / tonne

## Nissan GT-R (R35 530 PS)

V6 DOHC 24V twinturbo530 ps (523 bhp)

612 Nm (451 lb-ft)

1736 kg (3827 lbs)

305 ps / tonne

### Lap Times 9

### Performance

911 GT3 RS | GT-R | |
---|---|---|

Top speed | 310 kph (193 mph) | 315 kph (196 mph) |

0 - 100 kph | 3.7 s | 3.0 s |

0 - 200 kph | 11.6 s | 11.1 s |

0 - 60 mph | 3.5 s | 2.9 s |

0 - 100 mph | 7.9 s | 7.1 s |

Est. 1/8 mile | 7.8 s @ 98.8 mph | 7.3 s @ 100.7 mph |

1/4 mile | 11.8 s | 11.1 s |

Est. 1/2 mile | 18.9 s @ 149.1 mph | 18.2 s @ 148.5 mph |

Est. 1 mile | 30.9 s @ 169.6 mph | 29.9 s @ 171.5 mph |

Est. 100 - 200 kph | 7.9 s | 8.1 s |

Est. max acceleration | 0.82 g (8 m/s²) | 1.02 g (10 m/s²) |

60 mph - 0 | 30 m (98 ft) | 31 m (101 ft) |

Lateral acceleration | 1.08 g (11 m/s²) | 1.05 g (10 m/s²) |

### Summary

911 GT3 RS | GT-R | |
---|---|---|

Track Performance | 865 | 898 |

Straight line speed | 1066 | 1276 |

Total | 1930 | 2174 |

### Verdict

GT-R is the fastest by a small margin.

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w0o0dy 8y ago

@G: The GT-R DOES have a better weight distribution as it has more of the total weight BETWEEN the axles which is the reason why supersportscars have a mid-engined layout.. The 997 has about 62/64 % of the weight on the back axle (bit too much but not unheard of, lookup a 458, it will be close) BUT... far too much of the 997's weight is too far back ruining the controllability at/slightly over the limit for ultra fast (track) driving. They are quite succesfull in making it behave in grip situations and they made it predictable to powerslide too, but ultimately at the limit its really hard and trickey. The GT-R on the other hand is not the fastest car they could make but the fastest 500hp car most people car learn to drive at the limit that they could make. That's why it has more weight front than rear, its easier to predict and manage the car for less than superhero drivers.. THAT was the design brief for the GT-R.

G 8y ago

@W0o0dy

The GT-R does *not* have better weight distribution that the 911. In fact, being front-heavy, its weight distribution is far from ideal, which is why supercars tend to be either mid or rear engined. The GT-R does so well because it has the most advanced AWD system on the planet, meaning it can put the power down more often than the Porsche can.

Diu 10y ago

That\'s for time attack runs....Put both in any endurance race and the GT-R shall lose terribly.

w0o0dy 10y ago

hahah, ridiculous outcome based on one sub-optimal laptime by a journo that cannot seem to drive the GT-R flatout..

Check http://www.fastestlaps.com/comparisons/4717b80e35715-vs-_Porsche_997_GT3_RS_facelift.html

The old GT-R does a fairly good job against the 997 gt3 RS mkII... the new GT-R is quite a bit faster... it would/will kick the Gt3 RS MkII\'s ass. Not weird since it has more power, better balance (weight distribution) and better traction, but it also is 300kg heavier than the gt3. I is also a lot more of a drivers car and more fun than the old GT-R. The GT3 is more track-day tool, but the GT-R is much more practical... and 2/3 of the price...

Justin 10y ago

I think the lap time you posted for the GTR is about 10 seconds slower than the real time.