Porsche 997 Turbo VS Nissan GT-R VS BMW M5 Competition
The Porsche 997 Turbo, Nissan GT-R and BMW M5 Competition are all machines that just about any enthusiast would give their left arm to drive. All three use forced induction to make enough power to rotate the earth.
The new BMW M5 Competition costs the same as a tuned Nissan GT-R or a 997 Turbo. In this case the GT-R was modified by Litchfield and the 997 by ES Motor.
At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed the new Mercedes-AMG GT R made its world debut. The street legal car is powerful and fast, but it is the sound that turns most heads. The exhaust sound is very loud and it crackles when downshifting.
The styling looks very similar to the standard GT, but in a more aggressive form. This is largely thanks to its aerodynamic features and the large rear wing. It also features active aerodynamics.
Last week Nissan pulled the covers off of the new 2017 GT-R. The high performance car is more powerful, has a reworked exterior and upgraded interior.
The GT-R now offers 565 horsepower which is 20 horses more than the outgoing model. Inside you can now get Nappa leather, a revised front seat design, simplified switch layout and NissanConnectSM with Navigation, Mobile Apps and Services.
At one time many thought that vehicles produced from Japanese car companies were pieces of junk. That perception has largely changed and now these same automakers produce some very dependable cars.
Beyond daily drivers they all make some very good performance cars. These range from the Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster to the supercar beating Nissan GT-R. Without further hesitation we announce our nominees for our Import Car of the Year.