Tuned Nissan Maxima Races Porsche 911 Turbo at The Drag Strip

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In one of the most entertaining drag races we have seen all year, a latin-looking mustached man is apparently taking his highly-modified Nissan Maxima to a drag racing event and pits it against a Porsche 911 Turbo of the 996 variety.
Now that we have your attention, you should first learn a few things about the two cars that are about to battle each other in the rather fascinating drag racing video below.

First of all, the 996 version of the Porsche 911 Turbo is known for two things when it comes to Porsche purists: as being the first ever non-air-cooled Turbo model in Porsche history and the only Turbo that doesn't have oval headlights.

There is more to the Stuttgart-model than just the aforementioned, obviously, and the 4.2 seconds it requires to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standing start or the 12ish seconds it needs for the quarter mile are also good conversation subjects.

Those figures were enough to bring a lot of supercar owners from the 1990s to their tears, and they were made possible by a twin-turbocharged flat six engine with a displacement of just 3.6 liters, which sent 420 hp and 560 Nm (413 lb ft) of torque to all four wheels.

Second of all, the Porsche's rival for the following drag race is a rather mysterious Nissan Maxima, whose interior makes us believe it is the fourth generation (A32).

We say “mysterious” because the video description doesn't mention what modifications it has under the hood, but you can be rest assured that it packs quite a punch compared to a standard model, which would probably be obliterated by a stock 911 Turbo from any generation, never mind a somewhat modern 996. Can you guess which of the two wins the race before watching the humorous footage?

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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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