FormaCar

Video: 2,100-HP Nissan GT-R tumbles down the track 11 times, driver walks away

15-07-2022 18:30
Those who think drag racing is a simple sport have never driven a performance car before. At a drag racing championship held among Nissan GT-R owners in Australia a couple of days ago, one tuned ride lost its grip of the road at 270 km/h (174 mph); look what ensued.

Those who think drag racing is a simple sport have never driven a performance car before. At a drag racing championship held among Nissan GT-R owners in Australia a couple of days ago, one tuned ride lost its grip of the road at 270 km/h (174 mph); look what ensued.

According to Mick Mansour, the driver, his Godzilla was originally tuned to deliver 2,100 horsepower to the wheels, but dialed down to ‘just’ 1,500 hp for the race over safety concerns. In his first run, Mansour manages to finish the quarter-mile in 8.7 seconds. The second attempt saw him improve that result by a further 0.3 seconds. One might think outperforming the Tela Model S Plaid and the Bugatti Chiron with a Nissan GT-R would feel rewarding enough, but the driver obviously wanted more.

He hit the track for the third time and got to 270 km/h, after which the car started sliding uncontrollably to the right. He tried to steer it back on course while flooring the gas pedal, which was apparently not enough. The front right tire flew away the moment it touched the ground at the right side of the track, throwing the car completely off-balance and sending it tumbling over and over 11 times, scattering parts in every direction until it was totaled.

Hard as it may be to believe, Mansour was able to crawl his way out of the cabin and walk away with only moderate injuries. He admitted that he had the bad habit of keeping his foot glued to the pedal even when circumstances obviously called for a slowdown.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
  • Comments
    | 2
  • Facebook
    |
  • VK
    | 0

Forma Car Recommends

Novelties 15-09-2022
Chevrolet has come to the Detroit Motor Show with an RST Performance Edition of its Tahoe SUV. The car received chassis and suspension tech upgrades normally used in police interceptors, alongside a healthy power boost making it the strongest Tahoe model ever.
Novelties 15-09-2022
The sixth generation of the Ford Mustang went into production in 2014 and has since led the sales in the sports car segment of the international market. However, in the United States, the model lost its footing in 2016 and went on a decline, necessitating a new generation A.S.A.P. It has now officially debuted at the Detroit Motor Show.
Novelties 10-09-2022
Indian automobile manufacturer Mahindra has officially unveiled its first all-electric SUV, the XUV400. Based on the same platform as the gas-powered XUV300, which in turn runs on SsangYong Tivoli tech from South Korea, the electric vehicle is considered class-leading and first in India in certain aspects. The sales will begin in early 2023.
Concept Cars 04-09-2022
British automotive marque Ariel has opened pre-orders for its first hypercar, provisionally dubbed the Hipercar. Carscoops points out that the company receives public grants for the project and plans to spend around two years developing it.
Novelties 01-09-2022
Honda’s hottest hatchback keeps its usual 2.0-liter turbo-four mill under the hood, but gains 9 horsepower and 15 pound-feet of torque in its latest design iteration.
Technology 22-08-2022
The McLaren Solus GT is a track-focused one-seater inspired by the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo concept only found in the Gran Turismo Sport video game series. That is, until now: after five years of positive feedback from fans, the automaker has resolved to produce 25 such cars, each armed with a potent 5.2-liter V10.
Novelties 18-08-2022
Porsche has finally taken all the wraps off its most powerful naturally aspirated 911 – the new GT3 RS. Powered by an engine rated at 525 PS (518 hp / 386 kW), the track-focused supercar boasts some unusual aerodynamic solutions not often found on production vehicles.
Novelties 16-08-2022
Brabus and Smart have presented a particularly powerful version of their e-SUV called #1 in China.
Car Tuning 01-08-2022
The Warlord 6x6 you see here is a Ram TRX conversion with an added third axle and a $250,000 USD sticker. You wouldn’t normally expect people to launch it in the air for fun, but this is exactly The Triple F Collection did – to frustrating results.
Reviews 28-07-2022
EV maker Polestar has conducted a study among electric car owners in the USA to find out what motivated them to go zero-carbon. Apparently, emissions have very little to do with it: 55 percent of the buyers highlighted innovative tech as the main incentive.
Novelties 27-07-2022
Many Mercedes enthusiasts would love to sit in the driver’s seat of a real AMG ride, but few have the privilege. If you can settle for less, however, the sports division of the Stuttgart brand has just the thing for you – the AMG Office Chair.
Technology 26-07-2022
Diehard video game fans may now want to start looking for more things to pawn after going broke on RTX video cards. Stylized by famous Jaguar ex-designer Ian Callum and built by Prodrive, this racing sim rig is one of the most advanced on the market and starts from £39,000 in UK before VAT and shipping.
Novelties 26-07-2022
Denmark-based toy brick set manufacturer Lego has enlisted the help of Maranello HQ to produce a painstakingly precise replica of the Ferrari Daytona SP3, complete with a few unique parts.
Novelties 19-07-2022
The all-electric Chevy Blazer is here at last, and the company promises to ship it in front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive variants eventually. There will even be a dedicated police car version.
Novelties 19-07-2022
While presenting the F-150 Raptor last year, Ford announced the eventual coming of the V8-powered ‘R’ version without providing any further details. It has finally arrived now – here are all the details.