Nissan suspected of cheating in record setting Nurburgring GT-R run.
After purchasing an American GT-R Porsche set to the task of recreating the run, but evidently was unable to achieve a time with the car with 25 seconds of the record time.
It isn’t surprising that Porsche would go to these lengths to stand by their record set on home turf, what is surprising is how Porsche suspects Nissan cheated.
“For us, it’s not clear how this time is possible. What we can imagine with this Nissan is they used other tyres.”
Reasoning that tires would make such a large difference begs the question as to whether a Porsche GT2 would set an even more impressive time granted the stickier rubber.
Nissan has yet to comment, but I would assume that Porsche is not pulling any punches as Japanese companies have been famous for stretching the rules for their own benefit.
You may all well remember the SAE revisions that took place back in 2005 in which several major Japanese manufacturers took hits on their horsepower and torque figure for some of their best selling cars.
Or if you choose to look further back and will remember the rumored “300 horsepower agreement” many of the Japanese brands would simply underrate the horsepower and torque figures for their respective supercars.
In my opinion there is no honor in cheating, but if you never get caught then who is the wiser?