With an exit speed of 219.94 mph.
The Nissan GT-R may be loosely referred to by some as Godzilla, but the real owner of that famous nickname is the R32 Skyline GT-R, which was the first to introduce the astonishing combination of all-wheel-drive and the legendary RB26DETT engine. This straight-six twin-turbo engine has been the basis for some of the most incredible achievements in motorsport, and even decades on from its release, it's still obliterating every record it can set its sights on. The latest is a scarcely believable quarter-mile time of 6.47 with an exit speed of 219.94 mph. Take a gander at the video below and see just how brutal the launch is.
The GT-R in question is built by Maatouks Racing, a famous Australian tuning shop that specializes in making old but special Japanese cars like the A80 Toyota Supra and the Skyline GT-R fast as hell in a straight line. This particular car belonged to Sam Youssef, who sadly passed away in a car crash last year. The story goes that Maatouks promised to make this GT-R the quickest AWD drag car in the world, and now that promise has been fulfilled. In addition to being the quickest R32 Skyline, it's also the quickest GT-R, outstripping the modern GT-R despite its famed tunability. That this decades-old Japanese legend is quicker than any GT-R on the planet is a testament to both the quality of the modifications and the brilliance in engineering that made the R32 the original Godzilla.
To those in the know, the potential of the platform is well documented. To some overeager Lamborghini Huracan owners, it can be a total shock that ends in tears. If you want just a little taste of what the R32 is capable of, you can get behind the wheel of a rental in Las Vegas, but that doesn't really scratch the surface. A better plan would be to import one of your own and modify it yourself. Sure, you'd have to spend big to come close to the Maatouks R32's rumored 2,100 horsepower output, but if you don't start somewhere, you'll never start at all.