Top Gear Speed Week: the super saloons
Nissan GT-R Track Pack, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series and BMW M5 kill tyres with POWEEEEER
Posted: 29 Aug 2012
In fact, maybe the Track Pack does feel a bit different. Having driven R35 GT-Rs on the road, I'd always had them down as cars of phenomenal grip that ran to understeer at the very limit. But flick everything into ‘R' mode (short for ‘ReallyQuiteDangerous', I assume) and boot the accelerator out of a corner, and the Track Pack - I discovered with a small squealing noise - will hang its tail out in a proper four-wheel slide.
You still need to trick the GT-R's electronic brain into letting you go sideways: chuck it into a bend with too much speed, and you simply get anguished graunching from the stability control and absolutely no turn-in. Slow in, fast out, honourable dorifto!