Real Life Test: BMW F13 M6 vs Nissan GT-R

Now, we know what you may think. By the videos that have been going around, the M6 stands no chance in the face of the GT-R. It's not without reason that the GT-R has been called the 'Supercar killer' but wait before passing judgement, because Bimmers know racing very well.
BMW F13 M6 vs GT-R 1 photo
Photo: Screenshot from Youtube
On paper they are pretty evenly matched. The GT-R has 1,730 kg, a 3.8-litre V6 engine that produces (for the 2012 model) 520 HP and 612 Nm. The F13 M6 has a weight of 1735 kg 1,930 kg, a 4.4-liter V8 engine that makes 560HP and 680 Nm.

Now, thinking about the GT-R's launch system makes you want to cry, because it is really hard to beat. However, if you're smart, you won't race a GT-R from a dead start, you'll trick it into racing you from a rolling start and that, my friends, is the key to success.

If you play your cards right, as this forum user did, you will blow the GT-R out of the water. They had 4 runs: a 0-200 1st gear race, rolling 2nd gear from 50km/h, rolling 3rd gear from 110km/h and a highway run from 100 to 275 km/s from 3rd gear. Guess what? The M6 won them all.

Now you know that you can take on an GT-R when you're going at it on a highway.

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