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2,000 HP Nissan GT-R Sets European Half-Mile Record with 228 MPH/367 KPH Run

With many parts of the world currently preparing to embrace the cold season, drag racers that play on such scenes are now rushing to complete their achievements. And this rush can lead to impressive results, as is the case with the European Nissan GT-R half-mile record, which has just been broken.
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The Godzilla that raised the bar is a machine packing around 2,000 horses, with the supercar hitting 367 km/h (make that 228 mph). We're talking about a full racecar treatment here, from the complex aero elements of the car to the parachute that's here to make sure the once-a-Nissan completes its runs in one piece.

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.

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