This clip was shot by dragtimes.ru in the Dmitrovsky District outside Moscow, the GT-R on the right looks like it’s headed for a normal run on a drag strip when it suddenly breaks to the left, slamming into the end of a guardrail and becoming airborne from the impact. It then proceeds to spin at least five times before finally coming to a halt.
Thanks to its crumple zone, the cabin seems intact despite the intensity of this accident. But the driver doesn’t come out of the car for quite a while… What is he/she doing?
It turns out the driver was taking his/her time by hanging some clothing on a hanger because she is just that smooth, like this sort of thing happens every day. Also, she’s not wearing a helmet, because Russia. We should be expecting a dashcam view of this crash shortly, also because Russia.
We have brought you a video of an R35 where it tried to do rocket launch and broke its differential gears.This time, the uploader of the video claims that the axle broke, during the acceleration… Hmmmm, this time, i have my doubts. Even with all the electronic aids in the world, the Nissan GT-R can still be hard car to drive?!
D&S Night 2013, as featured, has taken place last week at Sendai Highland Circuit. There were over 150 participants and fair bit of crowd despite the event taking place in the night. Japanese drag racing is back on track.
At Sendai Highland circuit’s drag course, an event called “D&S night 2013” will be held on the 3rd of August. There will be a gathering of dressed up cars as well as drag cars and lots drag races of cars along with bikes. This is their 10th year of holding drag race event and it’s hot and smokey…obviously.
This is the fastest R32 GT-R, called TARGET BNR32 DRAG GT-R, in Japan. It has stunned the world with Japan’s tuning know-how as well as the performance of Japanese cars. Best 0-400m time was clocked at 8.111 sec… with an R32, not an R35! And it is believed that some R32s will record 7 seconds soon. The TARGET BNR32 DRAG GT-R is competing for this year’s D&S night, night 0-400m event held in Tohoku area which was struck hard back in 2011 with massive earthquake, and everyone should be watching out for it!
#23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R Third in Okayama
OKAYAMA, Japan – The #23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R placed third at the opening round of the 2013 Super GT season in Okayama, with Honda’s Raybrig HSV-010 and Keihin HSV-010 taking the top spots on the podium.
On race morning, heavy rain gave way to cloudy skies that occasionally let the sun through. The track surface was dry, but low temperatures and windy conditions made for challenging conditions on and off track.
Despite the weather, 16,000 fans attended, as pole-sitter Ronnie Quintarelli increased his lead in the #23 GT-R, quickly building up a comfortable margin over his pursuers.
The driver switch took place at the halfway point of the race, with Masataka Yanagida’s swift change ensuring the MOTUL AUTECH team maintained its position.
But the pace of the Honda HSV entries occupying 2nd to 4th increased during the race’s second half, closing in on Yanagida in the GT-R. If any car in the trio were to drop out, the time difference to Yanagida would instantly be instantly shortened.
Yanagida’s s pace fell away after picking up tire ‘marbles’ (discarded pieces of rubber that litter the track) towards the end, allowing a pair of rivals to get past on lap 77, just four laps from the flag, relegating MOTUL AUTECH to a creditable third place.
“Due to the fall in temperature, we picked up a lot of marbles and this led to a vibration that itself was the cause of locking brakes,” Yanagida said after the race.
“With that, we lost pace and were unable to realize our proper potential. I must apologize, as Ronnie handed me the car in top spot. I am sorry. I would like to improve so we can demonstrate performance in the cold also.”
Teammate Quintarelli said third was a reasonable result for the first round.
“Since conditions were good and the tire grip was also good, I was able to drive my stint at a solid pace,” he said. “Having started in pole position, naturally I wanted to take the victory. As I haven’t been on the podium in the opening round before now, I feel that this is a reasonable start to the season.”