Watch This Modified Nissan GT-R Absolutely Storm To 346 KMH
8 August 2019 - motor1
It makes 1,100 horsepower at the wheels.
If pure speed is your thing, then there are few places as exciting as Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds and its 2.7-mile runway. Performance cars of all shapes and sizes hit the track for various top-speed runs of varying lengths, and the latest contender is a modified 2009 Nissan GT-R that cracked the 200-mile-per-hour (321 kilometer-per-hour) barrier in the standing mile.
While we don't know the GT-R's modifications, we do know the results of them. According to info card in the video, the Nissan makes 1,100 horsepower (820 kilowatts) and 850 pound-feet (1,152 Newton-meters) of torque at the wheels. However, there is a small discrepancy in the video description that doesn't specify the torque rating as at the wheels or crank. Either way, Godzilla is making plenty of power from its twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine.
The GT-R gets a slow start off of the line. The driver is feathering the gas, likely keeping the car overpower the tires and losing valuable traction, and it's not until about 60 mph (96 kph) when the driver really lays into the accelerator. Once the throttle opens, the GT-R is flying past 90 mph (144 kph) before you know it, and then rocketing past 140 mph (225 kph) on its way to 215 mph (346 kph) – well, 214.224 mph (344.760 kph) to be exact. That's still fast.
If the GT-R had more room – which there is plenty of – it could have easily surpassed the 215-mph mark. At least that's how it looks in the video. The proving grounds are massive, capable of allowing up to a 2.5-mile speed run with plenty of runoff left to safely slow down. Hitting 215 mph is an impressive accomplishment; however, its top speed could be higher than that, and that would be an exciting video to watch.