And…We're Off!! Nissan Maxima takes on Porsche in Drag-Race

By Admin | Posted in Fun Stuff, Nissan Altima, Nissan Murano, Used Vehicles on Friday, May 16th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Nissan Maxima Drag-Race

“Who was that mustachioed man?” Or, I suppose, “¿Quién era ese hombre del bigote?”

That’s the question that one driver of a Porsche 911 Turbo certainly found himself asking after a recent drag-race in Chihuahua, Mexico, left him sucking fumes from a stern man with a serious mustache and a Nissan Maxima that meant business. Driing a Maxima outfitted with a 3.5L V6–not unlike the one that can currently be found in the 2014 Nissan Maxima–our poker-faced drag-strip assassin laid waste to the much-ballyhooed Porsche, and the entire internet applauded in unison. Let’s examine the Nissan Maxima drag-race, shall we?

In Lane #1, we have a 996-generation Porsche 911 Turbo. According to published reports, a 996 Turbo rolls onto the track with 414 horsepower, goes zero-to-sixty in four seconds, and can reach a speed of 189 mph. Its retail price was, when new, oer $100,000. So, basically, holy crap.

In Lane #2, well, what have we here. We have an early 2000-era Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6, probably outfitted with an aftermarket turbocharger of some kind, and driven by a man with one hand on the wheel, while what appears to be daytime talk TV plays silently on the stereo’s dashboard monitor. It looks like he’d better get home quick, because he might have groceries in the back seat.

Surely, this won’t end well for the Maxima, right? Let’s take a look.

Surprise! It’s the Maxima. In keeping with Nissan’s long-standing reputation for building fleet-footed and practical vehicles–and seven in Nissan’s recent “Ride of Your Life” campaign for the 2014 Nissan Altima–and this certainly cements that reputation. At Robbins Nissan near Houston in Humble, TX, we have a terrific inventory of used Nissan vehicles, many of which, if not capable of outrunning a Porsche, can absolutely deliver performance that is above that of our competitors. Visit our dealership soon to view our inventory!

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