Lamborghini Huracan Can’t Hope to Run With Custom 860-HP Nissan GT-R
There’s no substitute for an extra couple hundred horsepower.
There's an old saying in the automotive realm: There's no replacement for displacement. But as anyone who's glanced at the lineups of AMG, Porsche, Ford, or any one of innumerable automakers these days can tell you, that old saw just doesn't hold true anymore. Modern-day technology allows turbocharged and supercharged engines to surpass their naturally-aspirated predecessors' outputs with ease—and minimal sacrifice.
Granted, purists may snub their noses at these forced-induction engines for their sledgehammer power delivery and lack of aural character, but it's hard to argue with the energy these motors crank out. A horsepower is a horsepower and a pound-foot is a pound-foot, and physics doesn't give a damn whether it comes from a screaming naturally-aspirated monster of a motor or from a compact twin-turbo unit.
The GT-R's quoted output of 863 horsepower puts it roughly 250 ponies north of the Huracan's 10-pot—enough power to give it an easy lead in almost any race—especially since both the GT-R and the Huracan can maximize traction at launch thanks to their all-wheel-drive systems.
But it's still pretty fun to watch.