The intrepid crew at Garage419.com have edited together both video clips of the Corvette ZR1 and Nissan GT-R in a split screen comparison of their highly controversial Nurburgring runs.
Just in case you haven't been paying attention, there is a war going on here. A showdown between the American King and Japanese Godzilla on the famous public racetrack in Germany, the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The Nordschleife or northern loop, nicknamed The Green Hell by Jackie Stewart, is widely considered the most difficult, most demanding and most treacherous purpose-built race track in the world. As a result, it has become the standard de facto for which auto manufacturers use to compare the performance of their cars.
Recently, Nissan and GM have released press statements (here and here) and videos boasting of their amazing lap times around the Nordschleife with their GT-R and ZR1 high performance cars, respectively. With the denial or gloating of enthusiasts loyal to either side, much debate and speculation into the authenticity of each vehicles “ring runs” has exploded.
Adding fuel to the fire, GM released the video footage of their ZR1's ring run yesterday, and the intrepid crew at Garage419.com have edited together both video clips of the Corvette ZR1 and Nissan GT-R in a split screen comparison of their highly controversial Nurburgring runs. Hardly scientific, but it's an interesting piece of video which helps put the debate into perspective.
Garage419 points our the timer displays for both vehicles do not use the same starting and end point so they added their own timer for comparison. Clearly there is one vehicle that is faster, but we will leave the analysis and final decision up to you!