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Porsche 911 Turbo: Comparison against Nissan GT-R

Porsche 911 Turbo
Having seen the Nissan GT-R at the Tokyo Motor Show left us a bit cold with our initial impression. So how does it compare against a true driving machine, the Porsche 911 Turbo. Read here.

I’m the one who brought the Porsche 911 Turbo. Good yardstick, this. As we dispatched the low countries at an easy gait, driving overnight across deserted highways, it seemed inconceivable that Nissan could design anything to get even close to this car. It is ancient. By “ancient” I don’t mean old-fashioned, other than in its strangely narrow cockpit and upright windscreen — it’s ancient in its utter solidity and feeling of being honed for decades.

The gearchange, for instance, is a masterwork in solid fluidity, without a trace of excess movement in its short action. The driving position is perfect, the large wheel placed just where you want it. And then there’s the engine out the back, that mighty 480-hp horizontally opposed six, utterly unburstable and awesome in its power, slamming the car forward with indomitable force, all four wheels clawing the road.

The 911 Turbo is still a player, vast in its all-round ability, docile when it needs to be, fast as well.

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Source: Inside Line