Watch this Nissan totally eat dirt when he tries to line up against some little four-banger Integra.
You’d think that with a name like Godzilla you’d dominate everything in your path. Not the case according to this Instagram video floating around of some good ol’ street racing somewhere in California. Check out the video for yourself below!
I don’t have the exact specs on both of these street machines but I imagine the tale of the tape is somewhere along these lines.
The Nissan GT-R is probably bone-stock, maybe with some stickier tires on all four corners. With a 3.8L twin turbo V6 pumping out 565 HP and 467 lb-ft and with all that power routed through an AWD system that’s been refined for the better part of three decades, you’d think that any small four banger wouldn’t stand a chance. Then again, the GT-R is a pig on its feet weighing in at a whopping 4,000 pounds with a driver. Depreciation hasn’t treated these bloated Nissans well so I’ll guess this is a second-hand GT-R at around $50,000.
The Acura Integra is highly modified, to say the least. The chassis itself probably costs chump change at a couple of thousand. If you threw this build together on a budget, I’d ballpark $10 grand under the hood, another $5 grand for the custom rear diff work and extra fabrication and I’ll throw in another $5 grand for good measure for tires and other consumables. A pretty penny and not as cool as a GT-R dude magnet, but like the cliché goes, built not bought.
The Integra has some trouble hooking up in the first 1/8th or so but when those tires grab traction, they…grab…traction. Bye Nissan!
That fancy schmancy launch control ain’t worth a damn when boost kicks in on that little four-banger.
Hopefully that GT-R didn’t put any money on this race because if so, my condolences.
This, my friends, is why people love Hondas. Always hated and forever the underdog, but when they get it right, have a slice of humble pie ya haters.