Meet Project Zed, a drag racer's delight. The car goes 0-60mph in 1.2 seconds, while producing over 1,900 horsepower. Guess how quickly it hits 170mph...
A Nissan 350Z-based dragster designed by driver John Bradshaw clocked an impressive 0-60mph time of just 1.2 seconds. The 1,900 horsepower car set the pace in the run up to the FIA European Finals scheduled for Sept. 10-13 at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire, England.
Using a 3.5 liter V6 engine, Project Zed will be the only car with a Japanese engine in the competition. Most of the other vehicles will use V8 engines from American manufacturers.
Don't let the fewer cylinders fool you. The car also goes from a standstill to 168 mph in 4.1 seconds. Bradshaw and his team have a solid drag racing history, getting a quarter-mile time of 7.68 seconds (177 mph) in a Nissan Skyline. Dubbed Project GTST, the 1997 Skyline RWD GTST set a record for fastest Japanese car in Europe in 2008.
Bradshaw is pretty psyched to finally have the car race-ready. He writes, "It's incredible to finally have the car ready to test now and we are all very excited by its potential. It really is a car that is capable of setting records around the world and just shows what a Nissan engine is capable of producing."