Moving one step further, you don’t have to turn to your imagination for such a race, since this is precisely what the video below brings.
In theory, the standard, 550 hp incarnation of the GT-R should be closer to the 510 hp Mercedes-AMG GT S, since Godzilla comes with a power-to-weight ratio of 7.5 lbs/kg (3.4 kg/hp), while the Affalterbach vehicle offers 7.7 lbs/hp (3.5 kg/hp). However, while the 600 hp Nismo comes with 6.8 lbs/kg (3.1 kg/hp), it also packs a serious amount of extra downforce.
Nissan only quotes an extra 220 lbs (100 kg) of downforce at 186 mph (300 km/h), while also adding that extra changes allowed the drag coefficient to remain unchanged. However, we’ll remind you the 550 hp GT-R beats the Nismo in most standing start acceleration tests.
Regardless, the two go-fast vehicles used in this race went for a rolling start, with the hostilities kicking off at 31 mph (50 km/h).
In order for the conclusion to be clear as the crystal gear shifter of a Volvo, the AMG and the Nismo machines raced on two separate occasions.
Spoiler alert: the two-run fight gives us the opportunity to see how much the starting phase of such a rolling start battle matters. Since the two duked it out on an airfield runway, the races allowed the drivers to fully dip into the potential of their rides.
P.S.: Do keep in mind that both the GT and the GT-R are set to receive even hotter versions in the future.