The Nissan GT-R has earned itself a hard-won reputation as a giant slayer. The relatively low-buck supercar can embarrass more expensive hardware right out of the box. Spend a little time and money throwing a few aftermarket parts toward the Nissan and you can easily have a vehicle capable of giving vehicles like the Bugatti Veyron a scare.

Take the videos after the jump, for example. The two clips show off a drag race between a mildly-tuned GT-R and a bone-stock Veyron. While the Bug gets an early lead on the more plebeian racer, the GT-R makes up the gap quickly.

Who wins? We won't spoil it for you. You'll have to hit the jump to see the show down from two different angles for yourself. However, we will say we'd like to see a rematch with a sharper reaction time from the GT-R driver.





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      Jamie Goldstein
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wait. so are you saying that the worlds fastest car in a straight line is faster in a straight line than a car that isn't the fastest in the world? Sacrilege!
      xcatchmyshadowx
      • 3 Years Ago
      It doesn`t matter that the GT-R started late. The 1/4 mile timing starts when the car crosses the line. It´s still a 0.8 seconds difference and that´s a lot on the 1/4 mile.
        jinsei888
        • 3 Years Ago
        @xcatchmyshadowx
        exactly!
        Robert O'Brien
        • 3 Years Ago
        @xcatchmyshadowx
        And the $80k to $1.0m difference is a lot too! LOL
          illnever tell
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Robert O'Brien
          I love the GT-R to death. But if you want to see where that $920k actually went, run the video again and notice where just about every person is looking. It's a social truth, sadly. And if the GT-R had won, they would have congratulated the guy on his awesome car, then gone back to taking pictures of the Veyron.
      MotionDesigner
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hate the Veyron I think it's a butt-ugly bloated pig but I'll give props to the owner because at least he takes it to the track and whoops ass with it. Can't argue with that.
        graphikzking
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MotionDesigner
        I'd like to see with the proper driver would it be possible to hit 9's. He is at 10.17 but not sure with awd/dct setup if a different driver could actually break into the 9 second range. If it did, it could be the quietest most docile 9 second car I've ever seen. Most are absolutely loud with exhaust, tiny wheels in the front, cams etc.
      nxtremejeep1
      • 3 Years Ago
      As the driver of the GT-R, I want to thank everyone for the comments, video footage by Javier of ThatRacingChannel.com, and the driver of the Bugatti for being so generous. I want to address a couple points raised in the comments below. First, I lined up the ¼ mile drag race with the Bugatti as I didn’t think it had been done before and would be great footage for the car enthusiast community. I knew it was a losing battle as my car's best time was a 10.75@128 and Bugatti’s run low 10's/ 9's. I just wanted to see how close it would be. Second, I wasn’t sleeping at the light. The first race, I left with a good reaction time but the Bugatti driver was trying to figure out his launch control so he left a few seconds after I did. So, the first run wasn't much of a drag race but the Bugatti still trapped 137. Impressive! To avoid a repeat of the second run, I wanted the Bugatti to have the jump in case he had an issue with the launch control again. I tried to leave right after he did, but he took off very fast and kept on moving. I was trying to play catch-up, but as you can see in the video he was putting car lengths on me. Here’s a link to both races: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJd5wiyu0Rk&feature=email&email=comment_reply_received Third, I overshot the staging bar as I wanted to clean the tires off a bit to ensure I had the best traction. Lastly, I love the GT-R and am impressed by its unbridled power and how it’s effortlessly fast. There were some 9 second GT-R at the track the same night, but my car is essentially stock except for a tune and a mid-pipe. My car was tuned by the world renowned Jack Cecil at HP logic in Royal Palm Beach, FL and made around 540awhp. At the end of the day, it was the race of my life even though I got destroyed. Feel free to contact me at mquraishi@righttojustice.com for additional photos and videos of the race. Maaz Q.
        Frisky_Dingo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @nxtremejeep1
        Okay, that explains your launches. Still props to you for even taking your car out and tracking it kn the first place. And moreso for knowingly racing a faster car. There's no shame in that. Every time I did something to my LS2 GTO, I'd race my boss's C6 Z06 to measure the results. Its all in fun. Just out of curiosity, were you running stock tires, and if so, did you lower tire pressure or anything?? If that's straight from the street to th strip, that's a very impressive showing for your car. Also, what were 60ft and 1/8th like??
          nxtremejeep1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Frisky_Dingo
          Running Michelin PS2's with 29psi all around. Drove it from street to the strip. 93 octane gas only.
        erixon84
        • 3 Years Ago
        @nxtremejeep1
        Dude you got smoked because your reaction was SLOWWWW! If he was using launch control, you shouldve done the same. I LOVE THE GTR though but you need to practice more.
        CarCrazy24
        • 3 Years Ago
        @nxtremejeep1
        Well done and great try. I'm a huge fan of the Veyron and its capabilities but the GT-R is impressive for its price range. Keep it up!
        Sukairain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @nxtremejeep1
        *thumbs up*:) I got Cobb custom tune midpipe and exhaust. Mine is making about the same as your at the wheel - 548awhp. Havn't gotten a chance to drag it and don't plan to, but it looks like a lot of fun. Do you have a 10' or 09'? Just wanted to know what rpm the car launches at. Great job and the car looks clean. I'll bet the engine and exhaust from the Veyron is something to behold barreling down the strip.
      CtK4949
      • 3 Years Ago
      holy crap the GTR driver has the reflexes of a 3 toed sloth!!
      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      GT-R Driver "So we go on the green light? WTF~ I though we go when the girl in tight dress drops the flag"
      Swordman
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, so let me get this straight. The Bugatti Veyron - well known for being the fastest production car in the world, is faster than another type of car?! (yes, I know it's not the supersport)
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Lawrence Yuen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thanks for wasting my time. Both article and video.
      Autoblogist
      • 3 Years Ago
      "makes up the gap quickly" What video was the author watching?
      dimcorner
      • 3 Years Ago
      In what planet does trapping slower = "makes up the gap quickly"
      Erik
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've watched 3 times and I'm still waiting for the race. 0.8s isn't close in a quarter mile drag race. Neither of these cars make much sense as drag racers, but it's entertaining to see an obscenely wealthy person beating up on a plain, vanilla wealthy person.
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