Harris finds out if the GT-R can beat the best Porsche and BMW on sale
22 February 2008

We've driven the GT-R in Japan and in the UK, and it finally met its nemesis - the Porsche 911 Turbo – in Autocar Magazine 20 February.Those who have seen the test will know that Chris Harris declared the Nissan the "undisputed winner" over Porsche's classic supercar. But what happens when you pit the revolutionary new Nissan GT-R against the Porsche 911 GT3 and the BMW M3? The M3 is one of the finest BMWs on sale, and is priced to match the Nissan. The GT3 is the best 911 on sale today, and for that reason has been given the opportunity to beat the GT-R and prove that Porsche is still on top.We put Chris Harris behind the wheel, and these three benchmark cars on a track to get the definitive verdict.

Part 1: Which car is fastest around a circuit?

Part 2: The drag race

Our Verdict

BMW M3 Coupé

The latest generation BMW M3 isn't as thrilling as the original E30 M3, but it's still mighty

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