Nissan have pitched their new GT-R right at Porscheâ€™s 911 Turbo, so much so that on paper the GT-R is listed as having the same 353kW power output as the turbo. Yet by all reports, the GT-R is matching if not out-performing the 911 Turbo and it weighs some 200kgs more...so what gives?
Historically, Nissan have never provided accurate power output figures for their GT-Râ€™s, a bi-product of the old Japanese â€˜Gentlemenâ€™s agreementâ€™ limiting car power outputs. Previous generation GT-Râ€™s were known to be packing a bigger punch than the factory stated and it seems that Nissan are up to their old tricks again.
Although quoting a 353Kw output for the new GT-R dyno results have started to come out of Japan and they are telling a very different story. According to one Dynapack dynamometer test (power readings taken at the wheel hubs), the GT-R produces 354kW ...at the wheels!
Assuming an AWD drivetrain saps the flywheel power output by 20% (usually 15-30%) that puts the GT-Râ€™s flywheel output at 425kW! If you think that sounds unlikely then it would pay to remember the previous GT-Râ€™s RB26DETT 2.6-litre twin-turbo engine and the 1000hp plus many of the aftermarket tuners were/are achieving.
It helps to make the awesome performance figures more believable and frankly has you wondering what the Spec-V and Group N versions are going to be capable of.
[Source: NAGTROC via MotorAuthority]