World’s fastest Nissan GT-R rips 7.168 second quarter mile

Meet one of the fastest* Nissan GT-Rs in the world – a heavily tuned example that clocked a crushing 7.168 second quarter mile.

An R35 Nissan GT-R tuned by EKanooRacing leapt off the line at the Bahrain Drag Racing Championship (BRDC) to hit 18 metres (60 feet) in 1.208sec, covering an Olympic-sized swimming pool (50m or one-eighth of a mile) in 4.795sec at 262km/h and 400m in 7.168sec at a staggering 336km/h (209mph).

Nissan GT-R racing down drag stripModifications to the R35 are unknown, but the Hoosier slicks-equipped dragracer showed off its squirming turn of speed and ‘chute deployment on YouTube. Despite the blistering turn of speed, the company says, “We are just now scratching the surface of what this new setup is capable of.”

EKanooRacing is no stranger to mightily wound-up drag racers. An absurd Toyota 86 Pro Import clocked a 5.85sec quarter at 394km/h – definitely not with the standard 2.0-litre atmo four, then.

Time record setThe BRDC is touted as the biggest drag racing series in the Middle East. Classes included “outlaw” and super-street four- and six-cylinder, and street and super-street V8.

*When run the pass made Ekanoo Racing builders of the fastest GT-R in the world. However, a rivalry for that title has quickly emerged from America's AMS Performance and its Alpha-G GT-R - which has since pinched the title with a 7.14sec pass. Story to come.

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