Catch me if you can: Kawasaki ZX-10R vs. Porsche 911 GT3 at the Nordschleife

When a KawasakI ZX-10R sizes up to a Porsche 911 GT3 at the fearsome Nordschleife in Germany sparks fly in this thrilling cat and mouse viral video

Porsche 911 GT3 vs Kawasaki ZX-10R
Porsche 911 GT3 vs Kawasaki ZX-10R

The year is 2000, the Kawasaki ZX-12R has just gone on sale and it was a big enough deal for the manufacturer to go to the expense of launching an advertising campaign… one that actually aired on television (how times change).

Among these ads was a particular favourite for its ‘bird flipping’ attitude towards the pumped up car driving show off, with a ZX-12R cruising up to park alongside a Porsche, which proceeds to spring an oil leak (aka, pisses its pants).

Today, you really have to concentrate to think about the last time a motorcycle waa advertised between Coronation Street and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, but regardless motorcycles find their audience online either because they’ve spent the monies or a ‘freebie’ just happens to drop into their lap.

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Which brings me onto this below - Kawasaki vs Porsche, the 2021 Viral Edition.

Brought to attention by via RideApart, the (amateur) video features a 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R at the Nordschleife in Germany, during which it sizes up to the darling of the ‘Green Hell’, the Porsche 911 GT3.

The 14-mile venue lives in infamy across the motoring and motorsport industry for its history - good and bad, as Niki Lauda can testify - its ridiculous length through verdant forests, … plus the relative ease of you, me and our Mums getting on track to have a go ourselves

If you don’t know, the public track days mix everyday punters in/on fairly standard machinery along with semi/professional racers with trick models, creating a startling disparity between some of those on track.

That’s demonstrated here with ‘Mr Porsche’ ducking, diving, weaving and snatching gaps… I mean, someone has to stand up to him.

So here it comes entering stage right - a KawasakI ZX-10R which neatly positions itself in front of the Porsche and proceeds to give it the sniff of a dual!

We can’t speak for the models themselves and any modifications they may or may not have had, but this mesmerizing concertina effect of the rapid accelerating ZX-10R being reeled in coming into corners by the grippier Porsche is a joy to watch.

Oh, volume up. Obviously.

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