The giant-killing Nissan GTR has the audacity to take on a Bugatti Veyron in a street drag race. How did it pan out?
Dragtimes.info, a Russian media outfit, filmed this David vs Goliath battle between a Bugatti Veyron and a Nissan GT-R. While on paper this might seem like a grossly unfair comparison, however, the GT-R brand has always benchmarked itself not only against potential peers but stronger opponents as well. The same goes for the current R35 model.
Although it's unknown if the GT-R is heavily tuned, it's hard to imagine that a 357 kW (474 bhp / 485 PS) V6 twin turbo can compete against something packing 1001 PS (736 kW / 987 bhp), yet the GT-R has a sub-4 second 0-100 km/h sprint time. Plus its AWD system and twin-clutch are said to be exceptionally responsive. Interestingly, the Veyron also comes with AWD and a double-clutch transmission, just like the Japanese missile. Unfortunately for Godzilla it has a sub-3 second sprint time.
And that last part is clearly demonstrated on the video as the two giants take on an almost-empty Russian freeway under the cover of darkness. Watch the duel play itself over and over during several runs ranging from standstill to running starts. Make sure the speakers are switched on as well.