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Drag Race Tuesdays: 2012 Nissan GT-R vs. 2006 Merc SL65 AMG RENNtech

The Japanese supercar meets its match in the form of a 2006 Mercedes SL65 AMG.

This week's edition pits a 2012 Nissan GT-R vs. a 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG by RENNtech. On paper, that might not seem like the fairest of matchups and you would think that Godzilla would make a quick meal of the limited-production German coupe. The 2012 Nissan GT-R runs its famous twin-turbo V6 and pits it against the 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG's twin-turbo V12.

We are talking serious numbers here: the GT-R puts out 530hp and 448 lb-ft of torque. It costs roughly $90K. The 2006 SL65 AMG bangs out 604hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. It ran $190K back in pre-recession America, more than doubling its supercar-counterpart. Numbers aside, everyone knows about the GT-R's insatiable thirst for rapid acceleration and destroying all comers on the drag strip. The guys at RENNtech, however, thought they could make an almost 6-year old Benz compete against the Japanese supercar.

Enough talking, its time for the action. Who ya got? Godzilla vs. a tuned-up SL65 AMG.

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