Tiff Needell Pits Nissan GT-R Nismo Against The Audi R8 V10 Plus

At first look, this comparison should have never happened but since the Nissan GT-R Nismo is more expensive than an Audi R8 V10 Plus, a closer examination might be justified.

Tiff Needell returns to our screens via Evo magazine’s channel, pitting the two sports cars against each other on a track holding a stopwatch.

The most aggressive version of the Nissan GT-R comes courtesy of Nismo with a stiffer bodyshell and a set of upgraded shock absorbers, springs and stabilizers for an almost racecar-feel around a track.

The 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 is now using a pair of high-flow turbochargers used in the GT3 race car, producing 592hp (600PS) and sending the Nismo GT-R to 62mph in 2.7 seconds.

The Audi R8 V10 Plus on the other hand seems a bit docile by comparison, even if it’s a mid-engined supercar bargain. There are no turbos here, just a naturally aspirated V10 with more horsepower than the Nismo but around 20 percent less torque. It’s also almost 200kg lighter than the GT-R Nismo, so that should make things interesting.

Which one posted the faster lap time? There is only one way to find out.


  • pcurve

    I think Brits love German cars more than Germans themselves.

    • Shane

      The Brits make way more stylish cars IMO. The Germans will most likely be screwed after Brexit.

      • PK

        what’s a brexit?

  • Six_Tymes

    great video! BUT, are both of these cars 2017’s? at 5:19 he tells what I was curious to know.

  • smartacus

    i can’t NOT-watch Tiff Needel.
    He actually knows how to drive.

    • smartacus

      Yep, i just watched the video.
      (i wrote the above before even watching it)

      I knew it, he delivered REAL driving talent entertainment as always.

  • alexxx

    I just love gt-r

  • KidRed

    He’s having way too much fun.

  • KidRed

    R8 is cheaper, less work in the turns, looks better and is more luxurious. Easy choice.