700-HP Honda Civic Humiliates Nissan GT-R On The Drag Strip

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Godzilla has been defeated by a front-wheel-drive family hatchback.

We're used to seeing Nissan GT-R sports cars with obscene amounts of horsepower and torque smash new quarter-mile records at the drag strip. But it's not every day you see Godzilla get challenged to a drag race with a humble front-wheel-drive Honda Civic family hatchback. Except this Civic is not so humble.

According to the following video, the custom hatchback is fitted with a K20 inline-four engine with a massive S300SX-E turbocharger and uprated cams from Drag Cartel. With 31-psi of boost, this setup is producing over 700 horsepower, which is sent to the front wheels through a five-speed manual transaxle with a limited-slip differential. It also sports a high-flow Ultra Race intake manifold from Skunk2.

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These modifications allegedly make this Honda Civic one of the top 70 fastest FWD cars in Europe. Even with these extensive modifications, you wouldn't think a front-wheel-drive Honda Civic would pose a threat to the mighty Nissan GT-R on the drag strip. It isn't known what modifications were made to the GT-R, but the stock version is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 generating 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque in the entry-level model and 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque in the GT-R Nismo.

Despite having less traction thanks to its front-wheel-drive setup, the Honda Civic rockets off the line at the Santa Pod Raceway in the UK at a breakneck pace.

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Going head-to-head with the GT-R, the Civic posts an impressive quarter-mile time of just 9.539 seconds. This was even faster than the GT-R, which completed the quarter mile in 10.460 seconds. Yes, Godzilla was defeated by a front-wheel-drive family hatchback. But as we know, with some modifications the GT-R is capable of smashing the quarter-mile in less than seven seconds.

Recently, the world's quickest GT-R, which also happens to be the quickest AWD drag car in the world, posted an astonishing quarter-mile time of 6.47 seconds, crossing the line at 219.94 mph.

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