The M3 competition is neither the lightest nor the strongest
The Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R V-Spec II features a 2.7-liter turbocharged engine tuned to make 750 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of gravity.
The grinder is connected to a six-speed manual gearbox that powers all four wheels.
The Ford Mustang comes with a 5.0-liter V8 under the hood. While it sucks normally as standard, this particular example comes with a supercharger.
Thanks to this, it now makes 735 horsepower and 509 pound-feet.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Coming to the BMW M3 Competition, it is powered by a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo in-line engine that produces 510 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.
Here, power is directed to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The Mustang is the heaviest of the bunch, weighing in at 3,913 pounds. The BMW M3 is 99 pounds lighter, at 3,814 pounds. The Nissan Skyline, despite the all-wheel drive system, is the lightest. It weighs 3,439 pounds, which is nearly 500 pounds lighter than a Mustang!
The German defeated his seized counterparts
The first was a drag race and they had four rounds of those. BMW’s Launch Control was not ready in the first system, and in the other two the Skyline had some issues with shifting gears and increased loss. The fourth race works well for all cars. The Derrier Mustang was all over the place which put it in third place. The muscle car doesn’t have launch control, but it was wrapped in two tow radials. It didn’t help the case, though.
The BMW M3 and Nissan Skyline were close to the end, but BMW beat them. Both clocked in a quarter-mile time of 11.4 seconds, while the Mustang came in a bit slow at 12.2 seconds.
Rolling races belong to the Mustang and the Horizon
After that it was a rolling race in a comfort environment of 50 mph. The Mustang got the best landing thanks to the supercharger. BMW was next, but Nissan couldn’t keep up with the two. The result was the same at the half-mile mark and the mile.
The next rolling race was in sporting settings, where the Germans and Americans also changed their gears manually. These two engines were installed in third gear, while the GT-R started in second due to its long gearing. Skyline felt at home here and was able to outpace its competitors. It held the lead even at the half and one mile mark to finally claim a win.
As for the 70-mph brake test, the Skyline GT-R drove the shortest distance to stop, followed by BMW and Mustang.
If you were to pick one of these cars, which one would it be? Watch the video below and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.
|Nissan Skyline GT-R||Ford Mustang||BMW M3 Competiton|
|engine||2.7 liters, turbocharged in series||5.0 liter supercharged V-8||3.0 liter, twin-turbo V-6|
|horse power||750 hp||735 hp||510 hp|
|torque||590 lbs ft||509 lbs ft||479 lbs ft|
|Connecting||Six-speed manual||Six-speed automatic||Eight-speed automatic|
|drive layout||All Wheel Drive||rear wheel drive||rear wheel drive|
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