The kind of velocity values developed during such events can always lead to serious trouble. In fact, earlier today, we showed you a five-way Nissan GT-R drag race that led to an offroading crash. Fortunately, the vehicle only sustained minimal damage during its grass-eating ordeal.
Those of you who are tuned into our drag racing tales might be familiar with this monster, since the car also happens to be the previous holder of the said record.
Back in May, the beast hit 342 km/h (213 mph), with its twin-turbo V6 motor, which has been massaged by AMS Performance, having been pushed to around 1,700 horses at the time.
Given the owner's determination to expand his trophy cabinet, we should see the machine being pushed even further next year.
Meanwhile, we'll remind you that the world record for the R35 GT-R half-mile comes from the US. That's where Godzilla climbed all the way to 255 mph (410 km/h), with the record-grabbing beast having been built by Extreme Turbo Systems. For instance, the billet aluminum twin-turbo V6 heart of the animal packs north of 3,000 hp.
P.S.: If you're into German commentary, the piece of footage documenting the run of the GT-R, will certainly float your boat.