Nissan GT-R Takes a Beating from a BMW M5 in Rolling Drag Race

We know that when it comes to straight up 0-60 performance, the Nissan GT-R is a very hard beast to kill but what happens when the race is done from a rolling start? Well, things might go in a different direction, really quick.
BMW M5 vs Nissan GT-R 1 photo
Photo: Screenshot from Youtube
The Nissan offers performance beyond the reach of mere humans. At first, its price tag shocked people as they couldn’t believe that all those incredible numbers could be had for under $100,000 and yet here we are, looking at the most recent incarnation of the GT-R and the dream has shattered, the price going well near Porsche territory.

We’re not here to discuss pricing strategies though but to take a look at a drag race that will surely piss off the GT-R community online. What we have here is a tuned BMW M5 going up against a stock Nissan. That’s right, this is a tuned Bimmer so don’t get your panties in a bunch just yet.

The car was done at the folks over at Burger Motorsports and is supposed to have around 600 HP and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque going to the rear wheels from a twin turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 and a 7-speed DCT gearbox.

At the same time, the GT-R is stock, with its 3.8-liter V6 twin turbo making 550 HP and 632 Nm (466 lb-ft) of torque and its 6-speed gearbox.

To be perfectly frank, the power numbers are in favor of the BMW but the 4-door mid-size sedan also weighs around 200 kg (440 lbs) more than the Jap and has to carry that all the way, so the result is pretty spot on in the second race. As for the first one... well, you’ll see for yourself...

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