Rumor has it that if you give Canadian engine tuner Nicolas Brunet a 2.0-liter, turbocharged General Motors Ecotec motor, he'll make it capable of breaking the quarter-mile record for four-cylinder dragsters. We say "rumor" because this news apparently hasn't been independently confirmed yet, but at Napierville Dragway in Quebec, Canada, the funny car you see above ran 6.75 at 206 mph.

Should it be verified, it will be the new world record benchmark. Brent Rau in a 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse is considered to hold the current record, and although his time differs depending on where you look, the Ecotec-powered runner beats it by at least seven-tenths of a second. There's also a dragster with a Volkswagen engine that's supposedly done 6.53, but it's got a top-fuel-style body. Scroll down to watch what our northern neighbors pulled off with their GM engine and Pontiac G6 bodywork.









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      dave and mary
      • 2 Years Ago
      Imagine how fast it would have gone if it would have gone in a straight line.
      Cadillacftw
      • 2 Years Ago
      Idc how fast this thing is, it is a POS and an eyesore to look at.
        Cheetahjab
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cadillacftw
        He's not mad just incredibly stupid it doesn't matter what the sheet-metal is the fact that a four cylinder went that fast versus something that couldn't even be done with A v8 years ago is quite impressive on its own. I really couldn't care less what the body was so long as it was actually a door slammer
        Tom Biddlecombe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cadillacftw
        You mad?
        Cadillacftw
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cadillacftw
        @ Tom Nope, just extremely GLAD I am not driving that thing.
          SpacemanSpiff
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Cadillacftw
          I'm glad you're not driving it also. I would much rather see someone with intelligence and skill behind the wheel. BTW, how fast is your totally-not-a-POS car?
          Cadillacftw
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Cadillacftw
          @ Spaceman Last time I checked, how fast a car is does not mean nothing, nor does it make the car. SO, you asking me how fast my car is just proves your stupidity. That is why I drive a 2011 CTS, FE2 suspension is very sporty and pretty stiff. The ride is not harsh at all though, thanks to the non run flat tires. The CTS is probably the best American sedan you can get. It got mostly great reviews and overall has been a major success for GM and Cadillac.
        TsunamiSephi
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cadillacftw
        Haters gonna hate. I personally think the G6 is a waste of sheetmetal, but this is undeniably cool and has hardly anything to do with the aforementioned pontiac.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        getoffmylawn
        • 2 Years Ago
        auto enthusiasts, this is autoblog...
        xmailboxcancerx
        • 2 Years Ago
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      ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      It would be impressive if more than two bolts and a washer of the original ecotech engine were still in there. Usually by the time these crazy power funny car guys are done with it, you really can't call it an ecotech engine anymore, its a custom.
        SpacemanSpiff
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ducman69
        The same could be said for almost any engine in a sub 8-second car. Those V8's they use have aftermarket oil pans, intakes, and everything else in between including the block. Is a Chevy V8 any less of a Chevy V8 when it shares no parts with a stock motor? Is it any less impressive?
      threefortyduster
      • 2 Years Ago
      Do you guys know anything about drag racing? Seriously, for "car enthusiasts" you sure don't know any class in drag racing from anything. A funny car is a car where the body lifts up from a pivot at the back. This car looks like it was built for the old Pro RWD class in NHRA Import/other Import/sport compact type series, and was probably built pretty close to NHRA Pro Stock specs or the equivalent in an Import/Sport Compact series (mostly production look body, factory look dash skin, etc). And damnit...a dragster doesn't have a production-car type body. The shortest dragsters anymore are usually the 215" wheelbase ones. That G6 isn't anywhere close to a dragster. Rant aside, the ecotec has been a really popular motor for sport compact racing since it came out. Like it was said below, Lingenfelter did a lot of work with his and ran good before the NHRA sport compact/import series pretty much disappeared.
      scott3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Having the got to know John Lingenfelter when he was running the Summit Racing Pro Stock Pick up a few years back before we lost him I am not suprised by this. John was running right at 7 seconds in the 1/4 mile at almost 190 MPH. What was more impressive was he was doing it with a stock 2.2 block and head. They did not move to a racing head till later because at the time no one made anything for them since the Eco was new. John was impressed with the Eco and what he could get out of such a little engine. I drive a Turbo Eco as a daily driver with 300 HP and easily and reliably at 23 PSI. I could move it up to 400 HP before I have to change rods or pistons. I never wanted a 4 cylinder till this engine as the flat torque curve just stole my heart. I hit 315 FT LBS before 2000 RPM and it holds it till 5300 RPM. Rhys Millen ran a 500+ HP Eco turbo in his Pro Drift Solstice for two years and never suffered any engine failures and much of that engine still had many stock parts in it. The Eco is a damn good little engine. It earned its SAE awards the hard way by being a good design. With the investment that is going into it I am waiting to see where it goes from here. I would not be suprsed to see a jump in Factory power soon.
        ramairjer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @scott3
        The Ecotec turbo will make a believer out of a four banger hater. It needs to find its way into more GM products. Can't wait to see what it can do in the ATS.
        AcidTonic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @scott3
        The Eco is a nice motor but I do not like any of the vehicles it is offered in. I want AWD in a small car with this motor. It's basically America's answer to the Legendary 4G63T. But I'm not a fan of the Solstice or the Cobalt SS...... too bad too because I want to root for this little motor which has been proving itself over and over again recently.
        PiCASSO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @scott3
        Well said...
        threefortyduster
        • 2 Years Ago
        @scott3
        God I miss John. The stuff he could do with engines was incredible. And that Cavalier he had in Pro RWD was insane.
      gtv4rudy
      • 2 Years Ago
      A Canadian breaks a world record in drag racing and hardly any Americans notice or care . . . how predictable.
        ShinHed
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gtv4rudy
        I bet more Americans care than Canadians.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gtv4rudy
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      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 2 Years Ago
      HOLY S@#$
      4gasem
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well done! Custom or not, that's quick for a 4 banger!
      Bill
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cool, but Gary Donovan's 10.5 sec turbo Reliant K will always hold a special place in my heart.
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