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
And throughout the day, as we mosey along this cutesy coast from Lynmouth to Ilfracombe to Woolacombe, the 911 does that better than either rival. It's easier to see out of, turns more tightly, is smaller and easier to place and rides precisely. On the way down here and back, it cruised as quietly and almost as smoothly as the Jag and proved just as good in the two crucial measures of that - how much you have to slow down to conduct a Bluetooth conversation and whether the suspension jiggling causes inaccurate finger-jabbing of the touchscreen.
Evening murk, and the 911 scuttles off on an errand, leaving the Jag and Nissan to convoy to the White Horse hotel deep in the heart of Exmoor. It's dark, and these are difficult roads, so the Nissan should be in its element. The trouble is, when I look in the Jag's mirror, all I see is the GT-R jinking and darting around like the driver is trying to fend off a persistent wasp.