Thursday, January 6, 2011

Supercars in lift-off mode

Sprint times of approximately five seconds were once the benchmark for go-fast cars. Not anymore, not when a high-performance flyer from mainstream carmaker Nissan can scoot from a standing create to 100km/h in a claimed three seconds.

But the Nissan GT-R is not the quickest off the blocks - that title has been claim by Lamborghini's latest supercar, codenamed LP837.

The all-wheel-drive substitute for the Murcielago launched itself through to 100km/h in a claimed 2.9 seconds, one tenth of a second faster than the GT-R.

Nissan was testing the 2011 GT-R before Christmas at the Sendai Highland Raceway, in Japan. Its engineers said the time would have been even quicker had the road temperature been elevated than the 13C.

Witnessed by a group of Japanese journalists and recorded by a V-Box measure device, the standard production R35 model GT-R took just 3.046 seconds to reach 100km/h from a reputation start on the circuit's main straight.

No comments:

Post a Comment