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This Insane 3,000-HP Nissan GT-R Smashed The Half-Mile Record

Unsurprisingly, it's the world's fastest Nissan GT-R.

Since the Nissan GT-R launched in 2007, ambitious tuners have been extensively modifying the Japanese sports car to try and outdo each other on the drag strip with monstrous machines worthy of the Godzilla nickname. Not to be outdone by rival tuner AMS, which has a reputation for breaking speed records in drag-tuned GT-Rs, Extreme Turbo Systems has been preparing its own GT-R drag monster. After seeing the beast max out a dyno with frightening ferocity, we knew it would be capable of earth-shattering speed.

Engineers estimated that the modified GT-R was capable of 2,700 hp, but by the time it entered the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack half-mile competition it was packing a barely believable 3,000 hp, making it the fastest Nissan GT-R in the world. And that wasn’t the only record it achieved. ETS was hoping to beat the previous 244-mph top speed it set in the same car at a previous event.

After blowing a tire in a practice event, the GT-R managed to set not one but two world records at the half-mile event. In the first half-mile run, the drag-tuned GT-R achieved a top speed of 252.38 mph, beating the previous 250.2 mph record set by a Lamborghini Huracan last month. Pushing harder, ETS then set another record-breaking top speed of 255.53 mph. Despite the high altitude in Colorado, ETS managed to push as much boost as possible out of the turbochargers, forcing vast amounts of air into the V6 VR38 engine. Fortunately, the thinner air made it easier for the GT-R to rocket down the airstrip, allowing it to destroy the half-mile speed record.

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