This Nissan R33 GT-R V-Spec Owns The Nurburgring

First Nissan brought all the GT-Rs together in New York Auto Show, now this, someone clearly wants us to spend the night searching the classifieds.

This vintage video shows us what a then-new R33 GT-R V-Spec could do when let loose on the Nurburgring.

Best MOTORing’s Motoharu Kurosawa was able to complete a lap of the legendary road course in 8:01.72, an impressive time even by today’s standards. For the record, we’re talking two generations back on a design that’s already 10 years old.

Of course that was always the case with the Godzilla, each generation using the latest technology in powertrains and all-wheel drive in order to compete with the fastest machinery out there and, for good measure, rolled out an even better V-Spec variant.

Watching the driver wrestle with the mighty Nissan in order to get the best out of it, battling with the grip and keeping the engine on boost, reminds us exactly why the GT-R enjoys the fame of the original supercar slayer.

H/T To R&T!


  • pcurve

    cool car. best motoring. nurburgring. pedalcam+tachcam overlays. No talking. Car video doesn’t get any better than this.

    • Six_Tymes

      i agree

  • Kagan

    Without a flying start!

  • aaronbbrown

    Still the best car on the road, 10 years later.

    Without this car, none of the big American manufacturers would be producing their race spec performance cars for the street market , cars that were designed and built by teams of racing professionals, not the people who work for GM, Ford or Chrysler.

    Without this car, Porsche would not have begun including the rear wheel steering system in a production 911, nor would they have redesigned their launch system to make it more competitive and faster.

    Nissan and the GT-R have pushed every other manufacture to put technology in the hands of their buyers that they would not be offered if it was not for this car.

    Nissan change the game, and everyone is still trying to catch up.

  • Tarmo Riisenberg

    They should try this one more time with modern tyres. I think they will get under 8 minutes.