Porsche 911 GT3 RS vs Nissan GT-R - Which is fastest?

Can the legendary launch control of the GT-R be topped by the ultra-aggressive RS

Welcome to the new series of evo's Drag Battles. We kick things off with one of the biggest rivalries: Porsche 911 GT3 RS vs Nissan GT-R Track Edition.

On paper the twin turbocharged four-wheel drive GT-R has a clear advantage with 542bhp @6400rpm and 466lb ft of torque @ 3200 - 5800rpm. Factor in its launch control system and Nissan's claim of 0-62mph of 2.7 seconds, it definitely has prize winning credentials.

>Read our Porsche 911 GT3 RS review

However, what the Porsche 911 GT3 RS gives away in horsepower and torque (493bhp @ 8250rpm and 339lb ft @ 6250rpm), it makes up for with its rapid-fire PDK gearshifts and phenomenal rear-wheel traction off the line.

Both cars were running competition OEM tyres, for the Nissan this meant Dunlop Sport Maxx and for the Porsche, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s. 

>Read our Nissan GT-R review

evo's Drag Battles were all conducted at Alconbury's Cambridgeshire runway on a dry surface. All cars were supplied from manufacturers' press fleets on standard OEM tyres with the manufacturers were not aware of the tests being conducted. 

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