Someone call the amber lamps because this Nissan GT-R got seriously whopped by this econobox.
The Nissan GT-R is one serious supercar, I’ll give you that. But when you line it up on the streets against whatever and wherever, best be prepared to eat a huge slice of humble pie. IAmTaiBoogie posted up this most savage drag race video earlier yesterday (Jan. 16, 2018) and it’s a drag race video you do not want to share with your Nissan friends if you still want to stay that way (friends.) It’s a beat down for the ages. This six-figure pinnacle of Japanese supercar engineering tried and tried but couldn’t put any serious space between him and this econobox Civic. Check out the video for yourself below.
From a roll, a lot of high-horsepower Hondas can embarrass some serious high-dollar cars but this particular drag race was an honest to goodness one from a dig. This Nissan GT-R doesn’t seem to be modified except for some better tires and a matte paint job that has no effect on performance. But in the other lane is a Honda Civic hatchback. Ok, this one’s probably been modified to its limit with a huge turbocharger slapped to presumably a K-series making upwards of 800 HP in race mode. Not to mention, it weighs less than nothing. Right off the bat, the Civic is the power to weight ratio king here.
But that’s a Nissan GT-R. It’s got all-wheel drive and Nissan’s ATTESA system to sort out how much traction each wheel is getting. With launch control, an under three second run to 60 MPH is in the cards so at least it won’t be spinning its wheels off the line like the Civic might.
Unfortunately for him, the Civic hooks it like a pro and lays its traction straight and true. Even the Civic’s shifts are on point. The Nissan GT-R never has a chance, although try it did.
Call it what you want, a stock Nissan GT-R losing to a highly modified Civic, the fact still remains. Godzilla? More like pet lizard when it comes to drag racing on the streets.