It’s not everyday you get to see a 1000hp Nissan GT-R R34 take on a Bugatti Veyron. Two titans of the motoring world come together in this epic drag race. Check out the video below!
Nissan R34 GT-R
Nissan’s R34 GT-R is one of the most iconic Japanese cars of all time along with the Toyota Supra, Honda NSX and Mazda RX7. The Nissan GTR dynasty stretches all the way back to the late 60’s, encompassing some of the best cars to come out of Japan. The R34 GTR was a late comer to the nineties, launching in 1999 and finishing production in 2002. As one of the most iconic Japanese cars of all time, the R34 certainly has a lot to live up to, and it delivers that in spades.
With a Twin-turbocharged 2.6 L I6 engine and a 6-speed transmission, the R34 was bound to be fast. Due to Japanese car industry norms at the time, the R34 was advertised as having 276 hp but in reality it had well over 330 hp. Not only was it a power car from the factory, when tuners got their hands on these they produced some real screamers, with some reaching 1000 hp.
The Veyron’s enormous 8.0 L W16 quad-turbocharged produced approximately 1,000 hp. Incredible for a production car today, let alone when it was released. To tame all this power, Bugatti utilized a permanent all-wheel drive system and Haldex Traction System.
To stop the monstrosity, Bugatti utilized carbon ceramic brakes in conjunction with an air brake. This meant the Veyron could decelerate from 400km/h (250 mph) to a standstill in a mind boggling 10 seconds.
In the pursuit of even more speed, Bugatti launched the Super Sport which had a limited production run of 30 units. Power was increased to 1,200 hp and the top speed was official recorded as 431.072km/h (267.856 mph), although it was limited to 415km/h (258 mph) to protect the tyres from disintegrating.