Nissan GT-R vs Porsche 911 vs Jaguar XKR-S
Sometimes, a car is too lairy and scary. Sometimes, it's too comfy and boring. But sometimes, it's just right...
Posted: 15 Jun 2012
Porsche's shaky grasp of counting means we'll just have to trust them when they say the new 911 is 90 per cent new, that it weighs 80kg less, is 25 per cent stiffer and has a 100mm longer wheelbase. I'd also like to point out at this stage that, yes, TG's maths is equally ropey, as we are lobbing a 395bhp Porsche up against a pair of 542bhp monsters.
But Porsche always manages to breed amazingly fit ponies and then harness them up to small, light frames. Neither Jag nor Nissan is either of those things, nor does either choose to stow its engine in the boot. Yet, despite these varied approaches, all manage to provide adequate practicality. Let's take that as read here and now, shall we, so we can move on to look at more interesting things: small people do fit in the back of each with varying degrees of complaint (most vociferous from those in the XKR-S), and creative packing will allow all four of you to do a weekend away (squishiest bags needed in the 911).