NZ Performance Car - - Nzpc Team -

We hoped that we’d be bring­ing you this kind of news from a lit­tle closer to home; in­stead, it’s erupted from the US. Last month, the team at Ex­treme Turbo Sys­tems (ETS) ran its own GT-R at the Wood­burn Dragstrip in Ore­gon, achiev­ing not one, but two record passes — one of which proved to be an arse-clench­ing mo­ment.

The record had been held by the team’s clos­est ri­vals at AMS Per­for­mance with ‘Al­pha G’ at 6.937s at 196.27mph (315.86kph). ETS broke the record on its first se­ri­ous run, then upped boost to lev­els pre­vi­ously untested on the car for the next at­tempt. Near­ing the end of the quar­ter, the GT-R lost trac­tion at all fours, send­ing it on a wild fish­tail to­wards the wall. Luck­ily, driver Lu­cas English man­aged to pull off an epic save and si­mul­ta­ne­ously smash AMS’ time with a 6.91s at 195mph (314kph) …

ETS backed this up with a third run that saw the car go 6.88s at 222.93mph (358.77kph), mak­ing it not only the quick­est R35 GT-R in the world — again — but also the fastest — again. No doubt AMS will take an­other shot at both records.

Mean­while, on home soil, the ST Hi-tec / Dod­son Mo­tor­sport car­bon-fi­bre tube-frame GT-R gears up for its maiden run. Ex­cit­ing times in the in­ter­na­tional drag world at the mo­ment.

To watch both record passes, in­clud­ing the gnarly near-miss, head to the­mo­tor­ and search ‘ETS GT-R’.

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