Today’s Feature Flick brings you not one, but two videos of a Nissan GT-R taking a beating at Palm Beach International Raceway recently from a Bugatti Veyron and a Caddy CTS-V wagon.
In the first video, a “lightly modified” Nissan GT-R takes on the mighty Bugatti Veyron 16.4. The second video shows a modified Nissan GT-R going head-to-head against a modified 2009 Cadillac CTS-V sedan. The GT-R in both videos is black; both races are on the same track; and both videos appear to be on the same night – could it be the same car in both videos? Seeing how the GT-R runs a high 10-second quarter-mile in both videos, we’re wagering it’s the same car.
The other thing the GT-R in both videos has in common (despite its high 10-second pass) is that it loses to both cars. Not surprisingly, Godzilla is slain by the Bugatti, but it is also nipped by the modified CTS-V luxury sport sedan.
First up is the race against the Bugatti. According to dragtimes.com, the owner of the Veyron was coaxed over to the drag strip from the road course to run a couple quarter-mile passes against the “lightly modified” GT-R. On the first run (not in the video) the Bugatti only ran a 12.0 flat at 137 mph. The second time around with launch control engaged, the Big Bug scooted its way down the track in 10.175 seconds at 139.4 mph! The GT-R, modified only by an aftermarket mid-pipe and computer tune, finished the quarter-mile in 10.939 seconds at 125.74 mph. Besting the time of our last stock Nissan GT-R time and trap speed. Check out the video below for the angry sounds from the two all-wheel-drive turbocharged monsters!
Next we witness a grudge match between two brothers: the first brother pits his modified Nissan GT-R up against his brother’s 2009 Cadillac CTS V sedan. The mods on the GT-R aren’t shown in the video, but the CTS V has been fitted with new upper and lower supercharger pulleys, cat-back exhaust, larger camshaft, bigger injectors, and a Diablosport tune for 93 octane fuel good for 600 horsepower and 620 lb-ft at the rear wheels. After running three 11-second passes, the brother in the CTS-V decided to let the car cool down before one last attempt at the end of the night to break into the 10s. We would say his wait paid off. The ecstatic brother in the luxury sedan slightly edged out his brother’s GT-R by running 10.753 seconds at 127.85 versus Godzilla’s respectable 10.832 second pass at 127.23 mph. Check out the video below:
Source: dragtimes.com, YouTube