Video: ‘The Hulk’ Nissan GT-R Sets Top Speed World Record

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There’s no official confirmation, but this Godzilla could well be the fastest on the planet.

You're probably thinking the world's fastest Nissan GT-R hails from a demented tuning shop in Japan, or a state-of-the-art facility in Germany. In fact, it comes from a quaint town in the UK called Telford. Created by Severn Valley Motorsport and dubbed 'The Hulk' for obvious reasons, last weekend it hit a top speed of just over 218mph at RAF Marham military base in Norfolk, UK, making it the fastest GT-R in the world in terms of top speed.

Proof comes courtesy of an onboard video and Racelogic Vbox data, as opposed to a guy from Guinness with a stop watch and a clipboard, and given the conditions weren't exactly favorable and the speed was timed on its very first run, we can expect even more from The Hulk in the near future.

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The awesome achievement was made possible thanks to a series of modifications over the past year, resulting in the engine producing in excess of 1250hp. These include a 4.2-liter stroker kit, bigger turbochargers from Garrett, a reprogrammed ECU, an uprated gearbox, and a custom 80mm exhaust system. The car is also road legal and runs on ordinary road tires. Despite the wheels spinning continually up to fourth gear, the GT-R recorded a 110-130mph time of 1.47 seconds, beating the time set by a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport by almost half-a-second. A dry run is planned for the future; in the meantime check out the world record set in the wet. Phenomenal.

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