Nissan pitted their new uber-tech GT-R racing drone versus the 600-plus-HP 2017 Nissan GT-R at Silverstone to see who would come out on top. Spoiler alert: There goes Tokyoooo, go, go, Godzilla!
What do you get when you combine Japanese drifting champion Masato Kawabata, a 1,380-hp Nismo-tuned MY16 Nissan GT-R, and an empty airstrip in the middle of the UAE? The Guinness World Record for the fastest drift ever recorded, that's what. Seriously, just imagine initiating at 189 mph and try not to wet your Sparco.
Per usual, April Fools' Day was a horrible day for horrible people, but at least one thing came out of this year's iteration of the world's crappiest holiday: Chris Forsberg getting pranked into drifting a Nissan cargo van to its absolute logical limits. Standard shipping this ain't.
Want to know what the fastest GT-R in America sounds like? Well then check out this insane behind-the-scenes look at T1 Race Development's 2,348-horspower GT-R, which currently stands as the US record holder with a quarter mile run of 7.3 seconds at 195 mph. As if that's not enough eye-watering numbers for you, this mean, Texas-bred machine also topped out at 235 mph in the half-mile, so, uhh yeah, just press play and let the straight-line rampage commence.
In order to find those extra ponies, Forsberg replaces the stock system on his Nissan Titan XD adventure truck with a hassle-free Magnaflow slip-on exhaust, while Tuerck takes a more complex approach, shedding some much-needed light on the mysterious world of anti-lag systems.
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It’s a brand new season of Drift Garage and Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck have cooked up something new. This year Forsberg is going to be gutting and upgrading a Nissan Titan. Chris needs a towing adventure mobile for all his other vehicles, so the Cummins-powered Titan XD is going to be a perfect project.
While Forsberg is busy with that, Tuerck is going to keep himself busy upgrading his Scion FRS. The Tuerck "street car" is getting another round of upgrades with a race engine, an anti-lag system, a bigger turbo, and of course, more power. Can't. Stop Modifying.
Here's a great way to start the (hopefully long) weekend. Check out this video of Chris Forsberg smoking the tires off his 1,000-hp 370Z on a winding mountain road in North Carolina and drift (pun intended) toward that 5 o' clock bell.