What we have here is nothing less than the quickest stock chassis Nissan GT-R on the planet, which clocked a quarter-mile time of 7.168 seconds and 209.05 miles per hour (336.44 kilometers per hour) at a recent round of the Bahrain Drag Racing Championship.
That’s a low seven-second pass in a car that has merely been modified, not built from the ground up. And could probably have been driven home afterwards with a set of treaded tires. It’s a pretty astonishing achievement.
The GT-R is run by Bahraini outfit EKanoo Racing, whose stable of Japanese and German machines could give any American drag racing team a run for its money. Their stock chassis Toyota Supra is the fastest in the world, turning in a time of 6.57 seconds. And their “Pro Import” Toyota GT86 funny car can run a 5.85 quarter on a four-cylinder engine.
With an engine built by drag racing specialist Magnus Motorsports, and a chassis put together by Josh Ledford of Late Model Racing, EKanoo’s GT-R features a laundry list of the best racing components. We can only guess how much power the twin-turbo V6 engine produces, but it must be pushing 2,000 horsepower (1,491 kilowatts). If not more.
According to EKanoo there is more to come from the GT-R - this was actually its first run after a comprehensive rebuild. Once it’s fully dialed in it should easily clock a six second pass. There might be some work to do on the chassis, too, as this pass looks like it was a pretty wild ride. Or it could simply be that the driver struggled to come to terms with the power first time out.
It seems the fastest road legal drag car on the planet is Jeff Lutz' Chevrolet Camaro, which set a time of 5.87 seconds at 251 mph during this year's Hot Rod Drag Week.