Originally Posted by lucid
...If Nissan is serious about laying all this to rest, they should be open to power certification of their test car. They should challenge Porsche to do the same.
Save for twit forums such as this one, Nissan has indeed laid everything to rest with that observed 7:27.
Tell you what. If the probable power conservatism is so damned important, how 'bout we get BMW, Nissan, and all others who have underrated engines since the dawn of time to plead guilty in a massive public get together. Then everyone can sing Kum Ba Yah - and all will then be good in BMW land.
Edit: Just to put this particular point to rest, there is absolutely nothing Nissan can do to convince some minor part of the population that everything is legit. As a for instance, if they were to pull the engine from the test car and put it on a dyno, some folks would accuse them of messing with the electronics betwixt pulling the engine and the dyno run.
They're done, as they damned well should be.