Powerful Nissan GT-Rs now struggle to drag Audi Racing’s RS3 and old Fox Body
We have seen all manner of rare occurrences on the dredge trail, many of which are courtesy of the Drag Racing and Car Stuff Youtube channel. From snowmobiles going down the quarter mile to Jeeps climbing the Christmas tree, we shouldn’t be surprised at anything now, even if we are almost seeing a shift in the natural order of things.
This is because, as the recent Street Car Takeover event (probably the one that took place at Atlanta Dragway, not the first one that saw the battles take place at the Bristol Dragway) showed us, even Japanese monsters could soon fall.
On this occasion, the DRACS team focused on a few spirited R35 Nissan GT-Rs. First up, a stealthy gray example that runs counter to one of the Strip’s most imperceptible new cars, the Audi A3 series. Yes, this low-profile design works wonders when the owner tries to hide upgrades.
We believe that some of them were also attributed to this example (which is most likely an RS3) because otherwise it would be very hard to believe that a stock example would have a chance against a GT-R. And, as far as the battle goes, it’s very close.
In the end, the Nissan wins, but the result is far too close for the comfort of the GT-R: the two go neck and neck for most of the quarter mile and end the battle with remarkable results. relatives. As mentioned, the Japanese race takes the win with an ET of 9.68, but the RS3 wasn’t too shabby at all with its 9.88 race.
Then from 0:56 comes another GT-R with a more noticeable demeanor in the crowd thanks to the glossy orange paintwork. The left-lane rival is also set to put on a show for the public, as shown in the crimson Fox Body Mustang that it signifies business with its raised hood, big tires and huge side exhaust.
A bit of lateral exhaustion later, and both are ready to race. This one is even more entertaining, at least for the kids in the audience, as we see one of them stand out to make sure they don’t miss any action. That’s because, at least at first, the old ‘Stang has the upper hand over the GT-R and the Japanese monster has to fight hard to recoup the slower start.
In the end, the GT-R wins once again with a spectacular 8.89s to almost 275 km / h, but the turbocharged Fox Body is also worth mentioning with its 9.23 to 230 km / h.