In largely stock form, the Nissan GT-R has taken to various forms of motorsports like only a technology-laden Japanese supercar can. But for some people, its impressive performance isn't enough. Word on the web is that ITP Racecars in Perth, Australia has been hard at work on a trio of tube-chassis, carbon-fiber bodied Nissan GT-R drag racers good for shooting down the quarter-mile at blistering speed. So far, the ITP crew have kept the details of the racecar's drivetrain a closely guarded secret, though if you take a keen look at the photos that the shop has released, it's easy to see an inline six-pot lurking between the rails.

According to 2009GTR.com, that means that these beasts will likely come packing a high-strung version of either the RB26 or RB30 powerplant, which could mean that the cars will be capable of clicking off six-second passes. The plan is to campaign the racers in the Pro Turbo and AA/SC classes. Wicked.


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      soundbargaming
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should ditch the dinosaur power and opt for extremely powerful AC induction motors.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        The first electric car came along in 1913 i forget exactly what it was. Eventually early 20th century electric cars died out because of terrible range, expense, and the practicality and possibility of gasoline and diesel cars. In the last 100 or so years, piston (and to an extent rotary) engines have advanced tremendously, giving you reliable massive power and torque with long range cheaply. What about electric cars? Despite stuff like Lithium batteries and induction, they are still plagued with 100 year old design flaws: heavy weak battery, long recharge time, unable to work with a gearbox, expensive and with a weak range. So basically still we are at square one. And think of what provides most of our electricity: oil, gas, coal, and nuclear. It looks like the real dinosaur power is electricity, not octane. And Im not sure whether you are Dan or a similar lifeless clone troll, but either way, you should stop bashing enthusiast cars or their engines on an enthusiast site. Take the BS to Autobloggreen where environmentalists will welcome you. Or keep on feeding upon downranks and lengthly opposing replies such as mine like the troll you are, while awaiting your permanant removal from this site. Cheers! The choice is yours.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        Yeah, you are. Funny that Dan hasn't been seen around for a few days, and you all of a sudden pop out of nowhere posting the same BS that you posted under the Dan name.
      Pauly
      • 3 Years Ago
      "In largely stock form, the Nissan GT-R has taken to various forms of motorsports like only a technology-laden Japanese supercar can." Yeah, in FIA spec (RWD, N/A V8) it's awfully close to "largely stock."
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Pauly
        It's closer to stock than these GT-Rs. These are just tubed chassis cars with GT-R shells over them.
          soundbargaming
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          I'm not that frickin Dan idiot! I can assure you of that.
      Christopher Anderson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now that's a "GT-R" I can like.
      Soccer Mom
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nissan GT-R, hm. And I will call my home-made mix of distilled spirit and caramel "Grand Marnier cognac".
      Motoring Search
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is nice,. Is there any car like this in an Car Rental shop?
      Mercennarius
      • 3 Years Ago
      They'd be much better off using a V6, both the VG and VQ engines have shown capable of making more power then the RB block and have both pushed vehicles into the mid 6s in the 1/4 mile. I'm sure the GTRs VR38 is able to make more power as well...street driven GTRs have already achieved up to 1500HP at the engine.
        soundbargaming
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mercennarius
        And a lithium pack from A123 Systems and a powerful electric motor will smoke all that you just mentioned! Look at White Zombie Electric car or Killacyle on Youtube.
          Jeremy Pennini
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          Electric motors are not mentioned anywhere in this post or Mercennarius's comment. That's why you are being down ranked. You're off topic.
          Mercennarius
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          Just looked up the electric car you mentioned...it's a 10 second car trapping barely 120MPH. Nissans VG and VQ engines have pushed cars into the mid 6s at over 200MPH. The new VR is essentially a closed deck beefed up VQ engine with more displacement and better flow. Nissan V6s > *
          Redline
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          If I strapped a liquid fueled rocket to a skateboard I can go even faster with less maintenance so there...
          soundbargaming
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          How can you downrank logic? Its an acceptable alternative. Its not like i'm saying use steroid pumped field mice underhood. Electric is proven more power powerful than ICE.
          soundbargaming
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          @Jeremy I very much on topic. I only suggested they change the power train for the drag strip. How is that being off topic? I'm still talking about the Nissan GT-R drag car.
          soundbargaming
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          @Mercennarius Your right, however, with a more powerful swap-able lithium pack and more powerful motor those speeds and times could be achieved with less maintenance and would definitely garner more attention than their gas counterparts.
          Sean Morris
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          Electricity is for vacuum cleaners. I want my cars burning the good stuff, hopefully leaded, with whale oil in the differentials.
          jayhawkjeeper
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          Go away troll
      Sean Morris
      • 3 Years Ago
      There was also some mention that they might run another Nissan inline 6 engine. The Nissan Patrol ran a RB42 - TB4.8, a 4.2 liter, to 4.8 liter inline 6. That would be one possibility.There are some really crazy Nissan Patrols over in the Middle East running that engine. The quickest RB powered car I can find is the HKS Drag 180 that ran 7.18 in Englishtown. Rob has gone 7.26 with his rail. VQ powered cars have gone into the 6 second range, but no one is campaigning them here in the US anymore. Nearly all got sold to overseas.
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