McLaren P1 Meets Nissan GT-R at the Lights, They Leave In a Rush

It's not everyday you get to see a Nissan GT-R at the lights It's not everyday you get to see a McLaren P1 and a Nissan GT-R pulling next to each other at the lights. And when this happens, you might expect each driver to show the other one his presence has been acknowledged.
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This is exactly what happens in the video below. The footage shows the two drivers feeding their machines some gas once the lights turn green. However, this is where the story ends - many fanboys on the internet see things in a different light, talking about how the P1 raced the GT-R and lost.

Sure, both machines are motivated by a 3.8-liter, but this is where the same-league-similarities end.

Silly internet commentators are why we can't have nice things

And yes, there are GT-Rs capable of smoking hypercars. But to push a Godzilla over the 1,500 HP mark means to throw the drivability factor out the window. Basically, you're turning the GT-R, which has been praised for its practicality, into a racecar.

Besides, such modifications no longer fall into the affordable aura of the Nissan GT-R, so very few people actually do it. Even out of those who choose this extreme pathway, most choose to protect their investment, racing their cars at events instead of risking things on the street, in the middle of the day.

This only goes to show how far the keyboard driving has gotten and the Nissan GT-R, otherwise a brilliant engineering creation, is the perfect car to feed such thinking.

As a coincidence, we recently spent a week with a 2016 Nissan GT-R and we're willing to talk all about it here.

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