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3,300 HP Nissan GT-R Sets 6.88s 1/4-Mile World Record, Nearly Crashes at 200 MPH

The drag racing realm has just been shaken and stirred by the Nissan GT-R camp, with one of the most extreme Godzillas out there having set not one, but two quarter-mile world records.
3,300 HP Nissan GT-R Sets 6.88s 1/4-Mile Record 6 photos
3,300 HP Nissan GT-R Sets 6.88s 1/4-Mile Record3,300 HP Nissan GT-R Sets 6.88s 1/4-Mile Record3,300 HP Nissan GT-R Sets 6.88s 1/4-Mile Record3,300 HP Nissan GT-R Sets 6.88s 1/4-Mile Record3,300 HP Nissan GT-R Sets 6.88s 1/4-Mile Record
We're talking about the Extreme Turbo Systems GT-R, which has managed to complete the 1,320 feet game in 6.88 seconds. And if we take a look at the trap speed of the sprinting animals, things might just seem even more impressive, with the beast having completed the run at a staggering 222.9 mph. For the record (no pun intended), this kind of velocity value would even be uber-solid during a half-mile run.

Speaking of which, you might be familiar with this Nissan and its driver, Lucas English, since we discussed the pair back in June, when the car hit 255 mph in the half-mile.

Nevertheless, the boost has been turned up since the summer (the June setup saw the car delivering around 3,100 crank hp, hence the current output approximation in the title above). Nevertheless, but you shouldn't think that extra psi, along with an engine that can sustain it, is enough to bring one such a record.

In fact, the now-famous run that delivered the numbers above saw the 4.0-liter twin-turbo billet aluminum block V8 heart of the car using less boost than during one of its previous runs.

And that's because the latter adventure saw the car spinning the tires in fourth gear, just as the GT-R was crossing the finish line. The shenanigan made for a near crash at almost 200 mph and it took the driver's best efforts, along with a swift parachute deployment, to save the day.

Keep in mind that while we're still talking about an all-wheel-drive animal, this... technically reinvented Nissan GT-R can be switched into RWD mode for the all-important pre-race burnout that brings the rear tires up to temperature. The respectable wheelies are a sweet side effect.

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