Trabant 601 wagon vs Nissan GT-R – the ulimate battle

There’s not much chance a Nissan GT-R would be beaten by a Trabant 601 wagon at a set of traffic lights. On the track though things are a little different. Check out this dual between a 432kW lightly tuned GT-R and a Trabant fitted with a 3.0-litre turbo engine. What do you think is quickest? The Trabant ends up running an 11.3-second quarter while the GT-R does an 11.8.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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