You really think he wanted the GTR to win? I guess we can agree to differ on that. He knows how to drive for sure, but this is marketing 101: Saying lots of good things about the car you are beating only makes the case for the Z28 even stronger: The GTR is great and xyz beats it...
I still think if you put a driver of equal skill in the GTR and Randy in z28 the GTR would win. Then Randy would have to either say the GTR was actually faster (not necessary better or more fun), or the other driver was better. Of course in a true race, the GTR would almost certainly get to the first corner first (and even with their time differences) it would be game over.
I agree the R35 is getting old and the others are catching up, and I'm no fan boy (For the record, if I had the money I would be in a McLaren tomorrow.) but these review are all so biased.
I do wish they hadn't bothered with the track package, because I doubt it would make much if any difference to the results and just make the price difference gap bigger.
Finally I'm not sure it is a case of GM making big changes and Nissan not, as much as it is about life cycle. The R35 is coming to the ends of its life and comparing to cars that have just been released is always going to show the gaps we are seeing.
I think what we can agree on is that the GTR isn't miles ahead like it was when it was first released.
Definitely some truth to what you're saying, but the GTR came out as a 2009 model and the 5th gen Camaro was a 2010 model. So platform-wise, it's about as old. And the Camaro was pretty much so panned by everybody when it first came out. Every review I ever read put the Mustang ahead of it in terms of handling. But from what that video showed the Z/28 actually has a different suspension setup, a major design change and a big improvement over the older 5th gens. The R35 has tuned the shocks and springs and done some body stiffening, but it hasn't, to my knowledge at least, done any suspension style or geometry changes throughout the years. It just "feels" like GM is a little more hungry than Nissan in this regard. Like they have something to prove and are doing everything they can to make it happen. Most everyone feels the upcoming Z06 will be faster than the GTR... if the Z/28 is regularly beating it around tracks as well then honestly, Nissan has some major catching up to do. And Porsche better keep the hammer down...