Blown Datsun Burns Some Rubber... Literally [Video]
In case you didn't know, Australians like dragsters as well and enjoy using their own vehicles when developing strip-smoking machines. As you might have guessed, it's Holdens most of the time, but a few Japanese also get some outrageous amount of power
The blown Datsun 1200 you're going to see below is somewhere between 43 and 49 years old and has once rivaled the second-generation Toyota Corolla. It's that kind of underpowered-looking four-door sedan that got to run a few laps around Fuji at some point. Built in both Japan and Australia, the Datsun 1200 was the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the United States in 1973.
This specific Datsun 1200, dubbed SKUD, is far from being a fuel-efficient car, but it's the perfect crowd pleaser. Thanks to its blown engine, the insanely-powered sedan can spew more smoke than a working coal plant once those three digit horses reach the rear wheels. In fact, the rubber catches fire in just a few seconds. Enough with the talk, now go and see for yourselves below.