During our few days with the Nismo R35 GT-R, we had been ready to do a lot of assessments, together with throwing it on the dyno to peer precisely how much power it put out, and how much extra power it provides than the “non-Nismo” usual model from the similar 12 months. We’ll quilt the latter take a look at in a long term article, the place we examined the whole lot from R32/R33/R34 and R35 GT-Rs, so stay an eye fixed out for that!
As for the Nismo GT-R, fortunately our buddies down at GT Auto Garage had been ready to squeeze us in for a fast dyno run.
Above: Loading the Nissan onto the dyno at GT Auto Garage calls for elimination of all 4 wheels.
For the ones unfamiliar with dynos, they measure the power at the wheels, while producers quote power at the flywheel. So, irrespective of what you learn in the brochure for the automobile, the “wheel horsepower” is normally considerably not up to the quoted manufacturing facility “flywheel horsepower”. The dyno (or dynamometer) is used to measure the power at the wheels.
While we had been there, since we had been additionally pitting the GT-R towards the LP610-Four Lamborghini Huracan at the drag strip (see our different article), we figured we will have to see how much that put out at the wheels as neatly.
Above: Loading the Lambo onto the hub dyno at Gt Auto Garage
There are two elementary sorts of dynos. The better-known is the curler sort dyno, which is basically a “rolling road”, the place the automobile drives instantly onto a suite of rollers, is strapped down, after which is examined in 4th or fifth tools (whichever is nearer to one:1 ratio), revving all the technique to redline.
The different dyno design is the hub sort, which calls for all 4 wheels to be unbolted (for an all-wheel-drive automobile), after which the dyno itself is bolted to every wheel.
Above: Image appearing the hub dyno bolted to every wheel.
Now, we all know the manufacturing facility claims for every automobile, so it's all the time fascinating to match the manufacturing facility crank/flywheel power towards the “wheel horsepower”, which is strictly what this experiment will let us know. The Lamborghini is manufacturing facility quoted as 601hp (610playstation), and the Nismo GT-R is said to be 591hp (601playstation).
We did 3 runs in keeping with automobile, with the variation between every run round 1 in keeping with cent.
The Lamborghini pulled relatively low numbers, with a median readout of simply 460hp/345kW in any respect 4 wheels. Note: put out of your mind the RPM scale for the Lamborghini, because it used to be set incorrectly for wheel velocity.
Above: 460hp and 507nm from the five.2L naturally aspirated V10 Lambo.
The Nissan, on the different hand, pumped out a particularly spectacular power determine of just about 520hp in any respect 4 wheels. This is fantastic for an absolutely inventory usual automobile.
During those runs, we had been additionally ready to check the manufacturing facility spice up of Godzilla’s two snails, she runs a slightly tame 14.4psi (just below 1 bar of spice up).
Above: 517hp and 606nm for the dual turbo three.8L V6 GT-R Nismo.
As anticipated the R35 has a monstrous torque benefit, with an enormous 606nm, in comparison to the lambo’s 507nm. While we anticipated the Nissan’s torque to be some distance upper because of it’s compelled induction, the power figures had been relatively sudden.
What makes the Nissan’s figures much more spectacular is very reasonable track and a couple of additional kilos of spice up and you will see that power determine develop much upper (over 600hp could be extraordinarily simple). This is one thing the Lambo proprietor may simplest dream of doing. Naturally-aspirated automobiles are way more tricky to squeeze additional power out of.
Above: Factory spice up for the Nismo R35.
So, why used to be the Huracan over 140hp off its claimed engine power, and the Nissan used to be simplest 70hp decrease? Typically we see 15-20 in keeping with cent of drivetrain loss, so the Nissan both has an exceptionally environment friendly drivetrain, or its manufacturing facility power ranges are moderately understated.
As for the Lambo – neatly, its low figures may well be attributed to the truth this is a mid-engine automobile, and being caught in a small dyno mobile, it used to be simplest ready to inhale extremely popular air. We discovered its consumption temps to be just about 60 levels celsius – a temperature that will just about by no means be noticed on the freeway, making an allowance for the huge facet scoops at the back of the doorways that gulp in copious quantities of unadulterated cool air.
We really feel it's not going that the Lamborghini’s figures are overstated, merely because of the undeniable fact that its quarter mile occasions are in line with a automobile in the vary of 600hp (take a look at our 1/4mi problem video!)
So, there you have it! The Nissan throws down 55hp greater than the Lambo, but has a 300kg weight downside.. Be positive to look at the 1/4mi video to peer who wins at the strip.
Massive because of GT Auto Garage and Nissan.
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