Carfection put one of Audi’s fastest family car’s against Japan’s halo super car, the 2017 Nissan GT-R with surprising results.
If there ever was a simple drag race to illustrate just how long in the tooth the current Nissan GT-R is, this little drag race video courtesy of Carfection might be a good starting place. According to a short video Carfection uploaded earlier yesterday (Apr. 11,2017) Audi’s RS6 family wagon absolutely trounces a Nissan GT-R in a straight line. Check out the video in its entirety below.
Neither car was given any sort of special preparation for the race. The 2017 Audi RS6 they used was actually just their current crew car. Its 4.0 L twin-turbocharged V8 makes a whopping 553 HP and 516 lb-ft routed through all four wheels. Zero to 60 MPH takes just 3.9 seconds and with the right options, this wagon can hit 189 MPH not so much as breaking a sweat. The carfection crew wondered that with all this performance would it actually be faster than Nissan’s halo car?
The 2017 Nissan GT-R is the latest model of the R35 where they’ve not only given it a freshened look but a couple more horses under the hood. The 3.8L twin-turbo V6 makes 562 HP and 469 lb-ft also routed through four wheels. By this time the VR38DETT is over seven years old and has been through more than one iteration. Nissan has pretty much wrung as much power as reliably possible from this engine without having to up its warranty. Nissan claims that this is enough power to get the GT-R to 60 MPH in less than three seconds and with launch control standard, this has been proven multiple times.
We’re not sure how long the race actually was but it couldn’t have been more than an eighth of a mile. Literally, right from the get go the Nissan GT-R is left in the dust as the Audi rockets forward. Just to make sure this result wasn’t an anomaly they ran the same exact test three more times with the same exact result.
This is all pretty much an exercise in short straight line speed. Put both on a proper race track and we’re sure the Nissan GT-R would’ve eaten the Audi RS6 for dinner.