This Nissan GT-R can get from zero to 210 mph in just 7 seconds.
Most cars are satisfied to go from zero to sixty in seven seconds. Performance vehicles aim for an acceleration time in the 4 or 5-second range but can take anywhere from 20-40 seconds to reach a top speed in excess of 200 mph--if they can even go that fast at all.
The 500+ horsepower Nissan GT-R, with its 3.5-L twin-turbo V6 engine, normally enjoys a zero to sixty time of just 2.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 194 mph. For normal cars, those are fine numbers. But this is no normal car, and it’s certainly not a normal GT-R.
Built by Tony Palo and his T1 Racing Development team of Royse City, Texas, this GT-R is built for one thing: extreme speed.
The stock 3.5-L V6 is completely rebuilt with new twin Precision 7675 turbochargers, ID2000 fuel injectors, and a Motec M150 ECU. The entire 6-speed dual-clutch transmission is hardened thanks to a Sheptrans Stage 5 transmission rebuild in order to endure the enormous about of torque the engine can produce.
Powered is dyno-tested at 2,230 hp. Zero to sixty is done in under 2 seconds. Zero to 100 mph in about 3 seconds. Zero to 210 mph in a little over 7 seconds.
Of course, there’s more than just a big engine upgrade at play here. The entire GT-R’s body is now carbon fiber, with a stripped out carbon fiber interior, Sparco carbon fiber racing seats, and a new carbon fiber rear wing that adds 750 pounds of downforce. The headlights have been removed and replaced with carbon fiber caps, and the grille has been replaced with a carbon fiber shield with two holes to let in all the air the car will ever need.
All the other modifications are to ensure the safety of the driver, including a roll cage, parachute brake system, racing controls, and a fire extinguisher.
In the video from That Racing Channel, this GT-R posted a fastest quarter-mile time of just 7.08 seconds. Tony is sure to get this thing down into the 6-second range for future races.