The 2,000 plus horsepower Nissan GT-R is a Texan gem.
There’s an old saying that everything is bigger in Texas, but we never knew that was true for high-performance supercars. Apparently, that saying also goes with Japanese supercars.
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In its stock form, the Nissan GT-R puts out a mind-bending 545 hp from its twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, which is nothing to snort at. In its most potent form, the GT-R Nismo, pumps out 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque, which allows the supercar to get to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph. Regardless of how you feel about the GT-R, there’s no denying that’s quick.
Tony Palo and his shop from T1 Race Development in Texas didn’t think the GT-R had enough power and pumped it up to an insane level. This video from Japan’s Motorhead magazine gives enthusiasts a close up look into the most powerful and quickest GT-R in the US.
In the beginning of the video, Palo’s GT-R is on a dyno and can be seen putting out 2,166 hp and 1,302 lb-ft of torque, but Palo claims that a different run showed 2,276 hp. In addition to the outrageous output, the GT-R also holds the half-mile speed record at 235.6 mph.
You can’t get that kind of power out of Godzilla without heavily modifying the supercar and that’s exactly what Palo did. The exhaust has been rerouted to come out of the hood, while the turbochargers get air from openings in the front bumper.
But the best part of the beastly GT-R is the fact that it’s street legal. To prove that point, Palo takes the supercar to a drive through, which is shocking in itself. Watching the GT-R sprint down a drag strip and then being driven on the road is mind-boggling.