2,000 HP GT-R Blows Rear End while Drag Racing a Bike, Makes Stunning Comeback

When an insane aficionado hits the drag strip in a 2,000 hp machine and is unfortunate enough to blow the rear end, this can be a disaster. Nevertheless, in the case of the 2,000-pony GT-R in the piece of footage below, things were a bit different.
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Nevertheless, we need to explain how the oil-spilling adventure began before we can move on to the happy part of the story. You see, this Godzilla is the development car for Extreme Turbo Systems (ETS).

In fact, as is the case with most such extreme incarnation of the R35, the correct output number would include a "+", since this heavily boosted Nissan packs north of 2,000 hp.

The GT-R was doing its drag strip thing over the weekend when, during a race against a motorcycle, the rear end was blown to pieces. It's all shown in the clip below: you can see the smoke coming out of the GT-R's posterior, followed by the oh-no oil spill.

However, especially as an aftermarket developer, when you take a car to about four times the factory output, you expect such episodes to happen. This means ETS was ready to handle the mechanical loss.

To be more precise, the tuner started working on the car immediately, with the GT-R returning to the prepped surface later in the weekend. Actually, the video shows the Nissan pulling 8s quarter mile runs after it was fixed.

Since we mentioned 1,320-feet times, we have to explain 8s runs are normal for GT-Rs with this kind of power. As for the GT-R quarter mile world record, this currently sits with Qatar-based Ekanoo Racing, whose R35 pulled a 7.265s pass earlier this year (the time may have been slightly polished meanwhile).

However, you should expect that record to return to the US, as AMS Performance is preparing to put its 3,000+ hp Alpha G GT-R to work.

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