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Tuesday 2nd October 2012

Brit tuning bags GT-R record

Record breaking quarter-mile pace unleashed by British tuning expertise



Tuning has been at the heart of GT-R myth and legend from the very start and while Nissan proper fixates on 'ring lap times and irritating the European supercar elite there remains a hardcore of tuners still delivering crazy power and record breaking speed. Mostly straight line speed, admittedly, but plenty of it.

There aren't records for sheer enthusiasm and dogged persistence in the pursuit of pricking the ears of the PH newsdesk but if there were Amar at Severn Valley Motorsports would be able to add several to the ones he and his team have just bagged for their 1,400hp GT-R. Packing a claimed 1,400hp, 'Mad Medusa' has just scored an 8.93sec/168.56mph quarter-mile at Santa Pod (video here) with owner John Hanton at the wheel. And holding on pretty tight, we'd imagine. This is a UK and European record for a stock capacity R35 and a tenth off the outright record held by an American GT-R. Time for a bit of Ryder Cup spirit to enter the GT-R tuning world perhaps?

800hp Time Attack GT-R 'does corners too'
800hp Time Attack GT-R 'does corners too'
Good to know that the age of the 1,000hp-plus mental GT-R is being continued into the R35 era then, especially using homegrown talent. How do you get that kind of power out of a 3.8-litre engine though? SVM blueprints the engine, fits new CNC'd heads and different cams, CR Turbos GTX3582 compressors, Magna fuel system, 102mm titanium exhausts and - inevitably - much more besides.

And for those snooty about straight-line heroes SVM is also pretty handy at making mega GT-Rs that go round corners too, an SVM-prepped, circa 800hp Time Attack R35 taking class honours in a recent outing.

Not to all tastes, granted, but fair play to 'em and nice to know the UK is at the heart of the new-age GT-R tuning world.


Mad Medusa's moment of glory...

 


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pd2

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168.56mph not 186.56mph as above. smile

Oh, and very fast!!

BeirutTaxi

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The article needs altering.. it achieved 168 mph not 186 mph wink

The Underground Racing Gallardo is even faster I think...

BeirutTaxi

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After_Shock

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BeirutTaxi said:
The Underground Racing Gallardo is even faster I think...
Might be but its not a GT-R, article was about the fastest GTR not the fastest other cars.

mrmr96

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pd2 said:
168.56mph not 186.56mph as above. smile

Oh, and very fast!!
Haha I was thinking a 186mph trap was seriously fast going, and I was trying to work out why its ET was so high for the trap speed. Just a typo then! lol!
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WCZ

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yellow one is pretty quick too

don't AMS do a stupidly quick tuning package you can buy for the GTR ?

Madmatt74

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Put the original wheels back on.
Get rid of the stripe and shute.
Return to original look and thats one hell of a sleeper! biggrin


rohrl

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BeirutTaxi said:
The article needs altering.. it achieved 168 mph not 186 mph wink

The Underground Racing Gallardo is even faster I think...
A Gallardo ought to be faster than a GT-R in a drag race because of the extra weight over the back wheels.

M Powered

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At what point does "tuning" and "fastest GTR" make way for "engineered silhouette racer that just happens to maintain engine displacement."??

It's like triggers broom with a carbon fibre shaft and Dyson mounted on the end.

coyft

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Madmatt74 said:
Put the original wheels back on.
Get rid of the stripe and shute.
Return to original look and thats one hell of a sleeper! biggrin
Trouble is there aren't many cars that can keep up with a standard GT-R. You'd have to crawl around hoping to bump into a Veyron. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-3yQ9EdD9A


Dan Trent

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Oops, sorry chaps! Simple typo, now corrected. Still quick, mind!

Cheers,

Dan

JapFreak786

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the car is still road legal as well from what i know wink

Burnham

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Now thats bonkers. I know its a GTR thread, but this Gallardo sounds pretty serious!

N88

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BeirutTaxi said:
The Underground Racing Gallardo is even faster I think...
And?

This is about the GT-R record.



tbc

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why can't they just keep it original

they've made it look tacky

like a chav tarted up Astra BERTONE Coupe


mrmr96

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M Powered said:
At what point does "tuning" and "fastest GTR" make way for "engineered silhouette racer that just happens to maintain engine displacement."??

It's like triggers broom with a carbon fibre shaft and Dyson mounted on the end.
That's probably well defined in the drag racing classes rule book.

There are Silhouette drag cars of Japanese cars, like this 350Z from Brams Racing:

More info: http://www.bramsracing.com/zed/project-zed#/projec...

Dr G

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Now where's JamieP when you need him wink

garypotter

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M Powered said:
At what point does "tuning" and "fastest GTR" make way for "engineered silhouette racer that just happens to maintain engine displacement."??

It's like triggers broom with a carbon fibre shaft and Dyson mounted on the end.
Very well put sir.

central

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mrmr96 said:
M Powered said:
At what point does "tuning" and "fastest GTR" make way for "engineered silhouette racer that just happens to maintain engine displacement."??

It's like triggers broom with a carbon fibre shaft and Dyson mounted on the end.
That's probably well defined in the drag racing classes rule book.

There are Silhouette drag cars of Japanese cars, like this 350Z from Brams Racing:

More info: http://www.bramsracing.com/zed/project-zed#/projec...
yes

PH's very own trackday addict there.

mrmr96

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garypotter said:
M Powered said:
At what point does "tuning" and "fastest GTR" make way for "engineered silhouette racer that just happens to maintain engine displacement."??

It's like triggers broom with a carbon fibre shaft and Dyson mounted on the end.
Very well put sir.
See above - the rules are well defined in drag racing classes. I don't have the detail personally, but it's available. Wiki is a reasonable place to start, and then head over to the websites for the sanctioning bodies for the nitty gritty.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_racing#Classes

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