This drag race ends without a clear winner when one of the cars loses control and slams into the retaining wall.
On paper, this isn’t really much of a contest. The Nissan has over 100 more horses and it has AWD to make it even better off the line. Under the hood is Nissan’s beloved 3.8-L twin-turbo V6 that puts down 565 hp and 467 lb-ft through a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. Zero to sixty is typically measured under three seconds, but newer models have been recorded times as low as 2.7 seconds.
Meanwhile, the Bimmer M4 has a 3.0-L twin-turbo inline 6-cylinder with 453 hp and 443 lb-ft. It’s got a 7-speed dual-clutch putting power to the rear wheels only and boasts a zero to sixty time in the mid-three seconds.
We have to assume that something has been done to the M4 to make its driver think that it has a chance against a Nissan GT-R. It is lighter, clocking in at 3,620 lbs compared to the Nissan’s 3,840 lbs, but 200 lbs isn't enough to make up for more than 100 horses.
But no matter. This driver thought that they stood a chance, so we have a race. Courtesy of the Wheels YouTube channel, these two sporty imports face off for a shootout at a lonely drag strip in British Columbia. The winner seems almost certain to be the Nissan, which grabs an early lead thanks to its all-wheel-drive.
And then the driver loses control and spins out into the concrete barrier. It’s a good thing the M4 was so far behind, otherwise there might have been a much larger accident.
Frankly, we’re not entirely sure what happened. The Nissan comes with some of the best traction control software in the business, making it almost impossible to crash so long as the system is on. We can only assume that system was turned off which allowed the car to lose traction somehow and spin out.
The GT-R driver managed to walk away, but his GT-R lost its entire front fascia and had smoke coming out from under the hood. It’s a sad day when a drag race ends with the death of a car, but at least nobody got hurt.