Posted on: May 17, 2012
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Nissan GT-R Track Pack Vs. Porsche 997 Turbo S by Chris Harris


Chris Harris investigates the value of the Track Pack edition, comparing how it fares against the Turbo S.
The new Nissan GT-R Track Pack comes in at £84,450, which is £10,000 more than the standard GT-R, and will only be available in the UK and Japan. Chris Harris went to a rain-soaked Brands Hatch to find out if that's money well spent. The differences, as he sees them, are minimal. It gets raised alloys for a 10kg saving, stiffer suspension, there are no rear seats and the front seats get 'magic cloth.' Front and rear cooling ducts round off the modifications.

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Its vital statistics make for impressive reading. Power comes from a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 good for 560hp and 466lb-ft of torque, which manages to shift the GT-R Track Pack from 0-62mph in 2.84 seconds. That's Aventador territory.


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When Nissan launched the GT-R in the UK it was less than £50k, and now it's heading towards the price of a 997 Turbo S. Ok, so not quite, as the 911 Turbo S costs £129,000. As a track rival, although it's not specifically designed for the circuit it does have paddle-shift gears, 4WD and bucket seats. And being a 911 Turbo S it's got to be a bit useful around a track, given its 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat 6 makes 530hp, 516lb-ft of torque and runs from 0-62mph in 3.3 seconds.

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Nissan GT-R Track Pack Vs. Porsche 997 Turbo S by Chris Harris
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