Outsider view: Death to Porsche?

Pete Mait

From nought to 62mph in just 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 193mph (310km/h) – that's not the whole story. But 7mins 26.7secs to negotiate the Nürburgring Nordschleife? Now that's a new record. This thing weighs around 1.8 tonnes but still goes like a rocket. And that's not good for Porsche. The GT-R is not exactly beauty personified, but who cares, when its angular rear end, incorporating four back lights and fancy exhaust can cock a snook at most Porsches? In the 24-hour endurance race at Spa-Francorchamps, they'll be testing the reliability of the Nissan GT-R under the toughest conditions. And in the process they'll probably blow away a few Porsches.