Modified Nissan R35 GT-R Races Modified C6 Corvette

Jul 13, 2021 2 min read
Modified Nissan R35 GT-R Races Modified C6 Corvette

This is what happens when Titans clash…

This drag race between a heavily modified Nissan R35 GT-R, which rightfully is called Godzilla, and a heavily modified C6 Corvette is one of the most exciting This Vs That episodes we’ve ever seen. After all, both cars are amazing in their own rite, demonstrating what’s possible when you take an impressive platform and apply the right modifications for getting down the track quicker. The problem here is there can only be one winner in this import vs domestic smackdown.

Watch a Chevelle race an R32 Skyline GT-R here.

While it certainly has its critics, the R35 Nissan GT-R has more than proven itself on the track as a lethal weapon. And like the legendary R34, the newer version of Godzilla can be modified to tremendous heights, especially if you pour in a ton of resources. That’s exactly what’s happened with this 2009 Nissan GT-R. Thanks to a long, long list of modifications, the turbocharged V6 is pushing a mighty 2,000-horsepower. Of course, all the power in the world does you no good unless you can get it to all 4 wheels, but the 6-speed DCT seems to do a great job helping manage that. Plus, with all-wheel drive, Godzilla has an advantage to hooking up to get an early lead.

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Before you think the 2005 Chevy Corvette Z51 is outgunned, realize it has some trick up its sleeves. The most obvious one is the turbocharger the size of a platter (it’s a 98 mm) mounted right up front, well above the hood line. Sitting behind that is a 427ci LSX V8, which we’re sure has all kinds of internal wizardry we can’t see. Thanks to all this, this C6 ‘Vette is putting out a thunderous 1,500-hp. The guy claims if they dial the boost up from 10 psi to 30 it would crank out more like 2,000-hp. Helping transfer all that power to the rear wheels is a 2-speed Powerglide.

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One thing that might be a deciding factor in this race is weight. While the C6 Corvette tips the scales at an impressive 3,200 lbs., the R35 GT-R is a little porkier at 3,500 lbs. That’s an impressive figure considering the production cars is dangerously close to 4,000 lbs.

Check out this clash of import vs domestic as these two monsters try doing each other in. If you want to skip straight to the race instead of hearing more about the builds and watching the playful trash talking, go to 9:00 in the video.

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