This 2000-horsepower GT-R is no exception, as it hits the airstrip trying to break 225 mph. Over the last few years, half-mile runway racing has turned from a small, niche sport, into a major form of competition. Tuner cars have become so fast and powerful, a quarter-mile drag strip just isn’t enough room for drivers to push their limits.
The car, built by Team Insanity Racing, is called the Switzer Goliath X, and was built specifically to race on the runway. In addition to all of the major engine modifications, there’s a full roll cage and fire suppression system. This car was made to go very, very fast.
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According to the video’s description, an aftermarket camber arm snapped after the driver got on the brakes. This sent the car into a wild spin at over 200 mph, throwing it off the runway and into the grass. Thankfully, it didn’t tumble into a full rollover, and while the GT-R got pretty banged up, the driver walked away clean.
According to Team Insanity, the Switzer Goliath X will live to see another event. Their goal is to reach 225 mph, and judging by the top speed of 218 mph achieved in this run, they’re getting pretty close.
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