Amazing Drag Race: Nissan Juke R vs Bugatti Veyron

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Photo: screenshot from Youtube
We haven't head anything from the Moscow Mole since last year, but the famous Russian drag racing even came back with a vengeance and we have yet more superlative action from the Unlim 500+ category.
We're pretty sure "Nissan Juke" and "Bugatti Veyron" have never been used together in a single sentence, so we need to explain why this unlikely clash of the titans was possible. The Unlim 500+ class allows you to race any king of monstrous car with any piece of tuning on it. The Juke R you see is not the one Nissan makes, it's a special project car built by the Russians.

Just like the real Juke R, this has a 3.8-liter twin-turbo borrowed from the GT-R, but has been tuned to 700 horsepower. By comparison, the Bugatti has 300 hp more coming from its 8.4-liter 16-cylinder engine, but that advantage is lost to some degree by the extra half ton it's carrying around.

The Juke R wins the 1/4 mile race by about a second but loses overall. The photo finish shows only 6 thousands of a second separated the two cars. Amazing!

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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