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Official, Nissan Announced GT-R Laps Nurburgring in 7m 29s

 Official, Nissan Announced GT-R Laps Nurburgring in 7m 29s
Nissan GT-R

The Nissan GT-R can now lay claim to being one of the fastest production cars in the world after GT-R chief test driver Tochio Suzuki completed the famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany in just 7 minutes 29 seconds. According to our records, this puts the GT-R in second place for fastest laps by unmodified production cars just behind the Pagani Zonda F which posted a time of 7 minutes and 27 seconds last November. The time completely destroys the GT-R's previous best lap of 7 minutes 38 seconds achieved last year in slightly damp conditions.

Kazutoshi Mizuno, Chief Vehicle Engineer for GT-R said “At last year’s testing, we were frustrated by the conditions at the Nürburgring, always believing that the GT-R could go under seven minutes 30 seconds, the GT-R proves it is among the fastest mass-production cars in the world. We set out to build a multi-performance supercar accessible to anyone, anytime and anywhere – I believe the GT-R has delivered that promise.”

The world can now look forward to a response from the GT-R's main competitor, the Porsche 911 Turbo whose best time stands at a lowly 7 minutes and 40 seconds.

Published May 1, 2008 8:09 am By Clinton Deacon

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Comments (68)

 dimeNickel dimeNickel
it just proves that the gtr can outperform even with its obesity problems. or you can flat out blame drivers that they cannot drive in the past. however, if you only consider power to weight ratio and some basic stuff...nissan shouldve closed down already, not straight up shoving their middle fingers at cars more pricy and cant do what this lard of fat does around the same track
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May 7, 2008 2:13 am
 pzigly pzigly
3800lbs do your HW. Its not more than a hummer!!!!
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May 7, 2008 1:22 am
 krayzie krayzie
I don't understand why it is so hard to believe that the R35 GTR can beat a Carrera GT around the green hell. There was an article in a magazine (don't remember which one, probably EVO or CAR) a few months ago where they put a racing driver in a MkV Golf GTI with 2 passengers, started the lap from a roll where there was an avg joe chasing it behind in a Carrera GT and the Porsche could not overtake the Volkswagen until 3/4 way into the lap. The key to a fast car around the track is a balanced car with a talented driver, think an "underpowered" Honda NSX with Senna driving it.
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May 4, 2008 6:54 pm
 The_woo_factor The_woo_factor
Go GTR...kill the porsches! Leave them for dead! HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!
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May 4, 2008 1:36 pm
 Ryosuke Ryosuke
wait for stig to run it on the top gear power lap
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May 4, 2008 7:51 am
 Xanavi23 Xanavi23
What are you talking about, Nissan is my favorite car company but i'll never beleive lies. Secondly i know A GT-R did a 7:29 on the 'Ring...but it sure as heck wasn't stock ;)
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May 4, 2008 7:07 am
 NitrousOxide NitrousOxide
First of all the Carrera GT is a mid-engined car. Secondly, the "most" important key in any car is the weight distribution. Without it, the car will handle as bad as nothing..
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May 4, 2008 1:23 am
 jai_mav jai_mav
just for the record, its not like porsche goes exactly by physics either. a car with a rear engine and such a bad weight distribtion has no business going so fast. but even as a porsche lvoer, i like the gtr, for the sole reason that now porsche is going to out-do it.
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May 4, 2008 1:07 am
 chile chile
Has the SL Black Series had a go on the ring yet?
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May 3, 2008 10:13 pm
 puddingpuppet puddingpuppet
Holy sh*t, you all sound like a bunch of f*cking whiny girls.
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May 3, 2008 3:51 am
 Xanavi23 Xanavi23
GP900BJ...yes ive seen videos of the GT-R beating the GT3 on a track...the ONLY Porsche i mentioned was the Carerra GT super car...the car that was supposed to be a race car but was turned into a supercar instead when Audi wanted to keep winning and not let Porsche take away their shine. I never mentioned the Carerra GT3 or GT2. AIIIIIIIIIII THANNNNKKKK YOUUU ;)
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May 3, 2008 3:49 am
 Realist Realist
First of all.. I'm not doubting the time, but which governing body has recognized this "official" record, other than Nissan? Regardless... Frankly, I don't understand whatsoever where all of the import-fanboys get off talking trash on the ZR1 when they haven't even tried to lap the ring in a production model yet. It would be one thing if they tried and failed, but at this point people are just being pathetic. I'm not going to say it necessarily will, but what happens if it does beat this mighty Nissan? What sort of limp-wristed excuses will everyone come up with then? I guess I just don't get you young guys... way back when, people would wait for actual results before they started talking trash...
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May 3, 2008 2:39 am
 mortz mortz
Its an official lap record!! why would they even bother trying to fake it, the gtr has the goods, its a perfectly balanced machine, hence the transmission weight loading the rear wheels even though the gtr is a heavy girl there's nothing on the planet that's grips around and out of a corner like a gtr so even the cars that are lighter with more horsepower and more top end speed the gtr has already shaved seconds off the corners. also to take into account that the track was dry and the production car was used with a series of tires from the production line, i think the proto had slightly lower gearing with a lower top end speed, I don't think nissan took 7 years to make a car that wasn't going to be a little better than the skyline gtrs and espesically the r34 skyline gtr nur v-spec. I think the performance figures speck for them selves 0-100 in 3.5, 0-160 in 7 so there's no doubt that the nissan gtr can do the nurburgring in 7.29 that's what the car is designed to do.(Hence the 7 years development) Awesome job nissan, shes a honey
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May 3, 2008 1:34 am
 NitrousOxide NitrousOxide
I know that.. You dont! try to believe Nissan, PLEASE.. I swear they dont lie.. They're sooo cute and innocent.. Have some logic aswell.. coz u'll do better.. and check out the 7:38 laptime in youtube, they might break your physics "cage"
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May 2, 2008 11:26 pm
 NitrousOxide NitrousOxide
The car weighs 1740kg, exactly! which is about 3828 after conversion.. Every one says its impossible.. What is this impossible that you people are talking about..A guy called "Xanavi23" said "physics is physics" WHAT A JOKE!! What is this physics? how did you know the limits of this physics, was is written in God's book that there are limits for car's physics!! thats really funny, people are improving within the physics everyday.. Put it this way: once upon a time there were some makers that were trying thier best to beat each other around a track by using the basics of racing cars, power, weight, brakes, and suspension. A while after that, a creature called Nissan was able to add a new tool in the theory, its called ATTESA E-TS, which basically combines all the previous tools and combines them together, perfectly, so that every aspect suits the other. Therefore, they were able to Re-arrange the laws of physics..
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May 2, 2008 8:43 pm
 FOXHOUND FOXHOUND
i dont really care what the haters say about this car, for me this car ROCKS :O)
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May 2, 2008 6:35 pm
 FOXHOUND FOXHOUND
I completely agree with you taaxed. some people just don't take into consideration the different factors in driving situations, the fact that you can take a corner faster bacause of the pheonomenal 4 wheel drive system means that you can exit a corner at a higher speed, and that inturn means a lower lap times, people also fail to consider the fact that this car has one of the lowest COD (co-efficient of drag) of almost any production vehicle to date. there are soooo many other factors involved when talking performance driving not just HP and weight. and besides if this car did indeed weigh 3800kg that would put it at a healthy 8400 pounds!!!! get your conversions right before you post people.
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May 2, 2008 6:33 pm
 taaxed taaxed
It's sad reading all these comments, so many of your are sorely misinformed. 1. the car does NOT weight 3800kg?!?! maybe 3800lbs...We use the metric system in Australia so I wouldn't be sure, but it's more like 1800kg. Granted, this is still a heavy car. 2. We can import the R34 GT-R in Australia from Japan, so there are a few of them in the country, and yes they are already amazing machines, I've driven a slightly modified one and that 4wd system is amazing coming out of corners, you have no loss of traction and you can get on the gas a lot sooner than in a RWD car. Drive a R34 GT-R, you will be amazed at how well the car defies it's weight, I'm presuming the R35 would go along the same lines! Let's be honest, American muscle cars are hopeless, they have hopeless amounts of power for their engine capacity sizes. Many of you are failing to look at where the power band is with cars like this, most of the speed will not be attained from the peak HP figure, you need to look at how much power it's making through the rev range, things like gearing of the car need to be considered as well. Suspension and the tyres play a big role in the lap times too. Lastly, there's no point in a car having 500,600,700HP etc if it can't get the power to the ground, and that's why the GTR is so awesome.
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May 2, 2008 5:47 pm
 Blackeyes21 Blackeyes21
I think DODGE Viper Coupe the only car can win over this Nissan guys.Think again guys you'll have the clear answer.
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May 2, 2008 2:03 pm
 fshizl fshizl
TAKE THAT ALL YOU HATERS
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May 2, 2008 9:04 am
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