This isn't the first time we've seen a modified GT-R dominate the drag strip, and it undoubtedly won't be the last.
Officially, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the fastest accelerating production car that can dominate drag strip, having hit the quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds at over 140 mph. However, it seems that barely any time passes before an insanely modified Nissan GT-R sets a new quarter-mile record to keep the R35 sports car in the spotlight before it's soon replaced by its successor. Several aftermarket companies including Extreme Turbo Systems and Ekanoo Racing are competing to build the world's fastest Nissan GT-R.
We've seen numerous quarter-mile records in the last few months - but now there's a new champion. Enter Alpha Logic Performance, a Dubai-based tuner which has built the world's fastest Nissan GT-R dubbed the "Angry Panda." With an earth-shattering 2,800-hp under the hood, the modified Godzilla recently set a new quarter-mile record at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Behind the wheel was Rob Harper, who posted an insane time of 6.85 seconds at 212 mph. A week before, Harper attempted to a set a new record posting a time of 6.98 seconds at 219 mph, but a parachute failure made bringing Godzilla to a stop a considerable challenge. "When I said '2800+ should make things interesting' this wasn't exactly what I had in mind," Harper wrote on Facebook. "Another 6-second pass from Panda at BDRC Round two. A parachute mount failure made things interesting at the end of the track, but all is well and we are working hard to get it repaired and back in action tomorrow for Qualifying!" No doubt this won't be the last time we see Godzilla dominate the drag strip.