Check out this 3,000 beast of a Nissan GT-R shed a turbo in the most hilarious way possible.
At the GT-R World Cup, GT-R owners from all over the country assemble at Bradenton Motor Park in Bradenton, Florida to battle it out for GT-R supremacy. While some GT-Rs will be stock, sporting a 3.8-L twin-turbo V6 with 565 hp and 467 lb-ft torque, others can be somewhat more powerful.
Okay, a lot more powerful.
Take this build from Extreme Turbo Systems (ETS). Their build for the Nissan GT-R looks almost nothing like the original car. The engine, fuel system, exhaust, most of the interior, and even the body have all been replaced by lighter, stronger, and faster components so that the end product is an extreme drag racer that makes 3,000 crank horsepower.
That’s a lot of power. Some might call it a little too much power.
On the first pass of the day, the ETS-G (as the team calls it in the video) posted a quarter-mile time of 7.24 seconds at 204 mph. That’s ridiculous, but driver Gidi says that the car could make it into the 6-second range. So they arrive on the second day of the event with the intention of getting their car as fast as the fastest GT-Rs in history.
Instead, he blows a turbo which shoots out of the exhaust like a cartoon.
On his first pass of day two, the ETS-G got down to 7.03 seconds in the quarter-mile, but on their second run the turbine of the twin-turbo motor spun just a little too fast and the turbine came out the exhaust. The sound it made was like something out of a Wild Western movie from the ‘60s where bullets would ricochet off steel wagon wheels, only this time it’s a real piece of hot metal instead of bad foley work.
Apparently, the damage was minimal, as the GT-R was back on day three where it managed to run a quarter-mile in 6.94 seconds. That was faster than everyone else which suffered even more catastrophic mechanical failures than the ETS-G.