Briggs Nissan Announces that the Nissan GT-R Wins “World’s Biggest Drag Race”

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Nissan Supercar Bests All Contenders in 5,000-Horsepower, 82-Cylinder, $1.5-Million Motor Trend “Best Driver’s Car” Drag Race Showdown

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At Briggs Nissan - the leading Nissan dealership in Manhattan, Kansas - they are not surprised at the recent win by the Nissan GT-R in the "world's biggest drag race."

In what Moter Trend magazine bills as the world’s largest drag race, the competitors featured a combined 82 cylinders and nearly 5,000 horsepower – wrapped in $1.5 million of beautifully sculpted aluminum, fiberglass and carbon fiber skins. And the revised 2012 Nissan GT-R, now featuring 530 horsepower and 448 lb-ft of torque, beat all of them straight out without any trickery at all. .

“We applaud Motor Trend’s editors for pulling off the automotive equivalent of the running of the bulls,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc.

“Win or lose, it’s great fun and a great video – especially since we won.”

The $89,950 Nissan GT-R was followed across the quarter-mile finish line by the $225,325 Ferrari 458 Italia and the $198,600 Audi R8 GT.

“In all fairness, if we were running for pink slips, we would have had to bring at least two GT-Rs to match the cost of the competitors,” added Carolin. “We’ll settle for the title of baddest of the bad.”

Motor Trend's “World's Biggest Drag Race” Results            
Competitor/Finish    Horsepower    Torque    Elapsed Time/Speed
1. Nissan GT-R    530    448    11.2 sec @ 121.8 mph
2. Ferrari 458 Italia    557    398    11.3 sec @ 125.6 mph
3. Audi R8 GT    560    398    11.5 sec @125.1 mph
4. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG    563    479    11.7 sec @ 124.1 mph
5. Lexus LFA    552    354    11.9 sec @ 123.7 mph
5. Chevrolet Corvette Z06    505    470    11.9 sec @ 122.5 mph
5. Porsche 911 GT3 RS    450    317    11.9 sec @120.7 mph
8. Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca    444    380    12.4 sec @ 115.0 mph
9. Porsche Cayman R    330    273    12.7 sec @ 111.0 mph
10. BMW 1-Series M    335    369    12.8 sec @ 110.2 mph
11. Lotus Evora S    345    295    12.9 sec @ 109.9 mph

All of the super cars featured were considered among the best sports cars in the world, including the Nissan GT-R. Unless all-new or significantly revised, previous entrants were not allowed to participate in this super drag race.

Vehicles were run at factory recommended settings, with standard or factory optional equipment only, which makes a difference. Basically, it means it is a car that consumers can buy from a local dealer (like Briggs Nissan in Manhattan, Kansas.)

The drag race portion was filmed on a closed course at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, California, and a lot of fun was had by everyone involved.

Local Kansas residents who want to learn more about any of the great new 2011 models from Nissan should stop by Briggs Nissan - the premiere Nissan dealership in Manhattan, Kansas and surrounding areas. Their sales team is professional, friendly, and available to answer any questions consumers may have.


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