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    McLaren P1 vs Nissan GT-R street race (VIDEO)

    McLaren P1 vs Nissan GT-R

    When a McLaren P1 supercar pulls up alongside a Nissan GT-R at the lights the only reasonable thing to do is stage a little drag race.

    The Nissan GT-R has long been one of the fastest accelerating performance cars in the world, capable of cracking 62mph in under three seconds. When it launched it was one of the few cars available to boldly claim a sub-three second sprint time, but with the arrival of the three hybrid hypercars from Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren the sub-three club has grown significantly.

    The video below shows what happens when a 903hp McLaren P1 pulls up alongside a modified Nissan GT-R at the lights. This isn’t a proper drag race that’s truly representative of each car’s relative performance and neither cars used launch control. We also don’t know exactly how much power the GT-R is punching out or what specific modifications it’s running.

    While the video isn’t completely representative, it is at least interesting to see what two seriously quick supercars can do to the average car with the throttle planted.

    Check out the viral video below.

    Note: the McLaren P1 didn’t appear to go full throttle until a second or so after the GT-R.

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    Dubai police show off supercar fleet (VIDEO)

    Dubai police

    Dubai police hits the streets in its supercar fleet, including a Bugatti Veyron and Nissan GT-R, in viral video. 

    It’s well documented that the Dubai police force doesn’t patrol in the usual fleet of low-powered inexpensive poverty mobiles. Instead of the usual rubbish, the Dubai cops cruise the luxurious city’s streets in some of the fastest and coolest supercars in the world, including a Nissan GT-R, McLaren 12C, Ferrari FF, G63 AMG and Bugatti Veyron. Originally it was thought that the police Veyron was a photoshopped fake, but this latest video posted on the Dubai force’s Youtube channel, proves that it is actually completely legit. The video is a bit of showing off from well-funded Dubai rozzers, but is a rather cool bit of filming that shows a heap of very fast and expensive supercars roaming the streets of a rather cool city. It almost looks like a trailer for a cool car movie. Check it out.

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  • Latest News

    Don’t Tell Mom? Naughty Dad Takes His Daughter In 1,000HP Nissan GT-R (VIDEO)

    We’re pleased to report that it’s not only young boys that have a blazingly fun time in fast cars with their dads, but girls as well.

    As his YouTube handle suggests, JamiePGTR is the proud owner of a Nissan GT-R – and not just any kind of GT-R, but an alleged 1,000bhp version of the Japanese supercar killer. However, he is also the proud dad of a cute little daughter.

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    The 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S is in a Class Above its Rivals (VIDEO)

    The perception surrounding Porsche and their infamous 911 has all changed over the years, from its unforgiving early days to its most recent reputation as a ‘tour de force’ in its respective class.

    However, with all of the new rivals hot on its heals such as the 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray, Audi R8 V10 Plus and Nissan GT-R, is it still the first choice sports car? Can it compete with other great models that are further down the £90,000 price spectrum?

    2014 Porsche 911Carrera S

    Matt Farah’s recent ‘Drive Review’ of the Porsche 911 Carrera S says it all. He had the privilege of testing the luxury model recently, when he drove the very yellow Porsche around the famous Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, in California. Boy, he had been missing out, as this car blew him away.

    Watch the Matt Farah high praise review below:

    The 911 demonstrated amazing grip, steering feel and agility, and the acceleration was staggering. The exquisitely built 400 horsepower engine can do 0-60 in under three seconds. As Matt said, “you’re paying for the precision that you really don’t get anywhere else”.

    2014 Porsche 911Carrera S

    As for the build quality, Matt hits the nail on the head, “it’s nicer than a three hundred thousand dollar supercar” both in the exterior build and a touch of class from the inside. Now that is exceptional praise indeed.

    2014 Porsche 911Carrera S

    The Porsche is the ultimate dream. As Matt Farah claimed, “In the next two years I’m going to find a way to buy a Porsche because when you buy one everything else seems a bit sh**y”. If you’re lucky enough for that dream to become a reality, then you will require specialised insurance, to cover your pride and joy.  That’s where Express Insurance comes in handy – it will take care of all of your sportscar coverage needs.

    But, what about it’s rivals? We look at three sports cars to see if they can give the Porsche a run for its money: the 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray, Audi R8 V10 Plus and the Nissan GT-R.

    2014 Corvette C7 Stingray

    Corvette C7

    Price is a big standout for the Corvette. In fact, the recent ‘Chris Harris On Cars’ review put it in the same league as the Porsche 911, to prove money is not always the best indicator of what a car can do. The Corvette costs around £40,000, a big contrast to the 911 Carrera S’s hefty starting price of approximately £90,000, with an additional £40,000 worth of options! Yes, the options package costs the same as the Corvette. Crazy!

    Performance wise, the C7 is exceptional and the only real let down is the “slow and cubersome automatic gearbox”, which means it lacks the overall incisiveness of a Porsche.

    >> Chris Harris Thinks The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Is “Fucking Brilliant Fun” (VIDEO)

     

    Audi R8 V10 Plus

    Audi R8

    Audi’s R8 has evolved and improved with the recent V10 plus, giving it the power to rival the Porsche. With its dynamic dual-clutch gearbox and revised styling, it’s the best it has ever been. The V10 plus has a great engine and is packed with character.

    What it lacks is the Porsche’s razor-sharp edge, but it’s definitely a desirable sports car that will be at the top of anyone’s list.

    >> A Closer Look At The Audi R8 V10 Exterior and Interior From The Detroit Auto Show

     

    The Nissan GT-R

    Nissan GT-R

    This model really is a technological marvel and its performance will give some of the world’s fastest supercars a run for their money. It comes with an impressive 543bhp 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6, giving it unmeasurable performance. On the looks front it sadly can’t compete with the Porsche – the exterior is clunky with lots of square lines and the bland looking interior leaves a lot to be desired.

    >> The Nissan GT-R Radzilla is an LED Monster! (VIDEO)

    All of these sports cars are clearly impressive, but the Porsche really does win the race as the ultimate exciting ride.

     

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  • Videos

    Place Your Bets: Nissan GT-R vs. American Muscle (VIDEO)

    Watch this tuned 560bhp Nissan GT-R go up against a whole bunch of modified all-american muscle cars in this epic California drag race.

    Here’s what 1320video said about the event:

    We were invited to a daytime street race event out in the boonies of California to hang out and street race all day long. One car that was willing to throw down with anyone was this bolt-ons GT-R from the Bay Area. The street wasn’t hooking the greatest at times, giving this GT-R quite the advantage.


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  • Super Cars

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Pink Supercar Special (Photos)

    In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re showing you the best damn pink supercars in the world.

    That’s right no pink t-shirts in the carhoots office. To spread awareness, we’ve got the sickest lineup images of pink supercars. From Paris Hilton’s pink Bentley to the best looking pink supercar we’ve ever seen (Nissan GTR) We have all the pinkness you can handle in one day (maybe year)!

    Make sure you spread awareness by wearing pink and/or donating here. Enjoy the awesome photos below and let us know your favourites.

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