Gone In 5.7 Seconds – GT86 Demolishes World Pro Import Drag Record
There aren’t many things that we could accomplish in 5.774 seconds.
Usain Bolt can run just under 60 metres in that time.
Lucas Etter could solve 1.17 Rubik’s Cubes.
Meanwhile, Gary White of Bahraini team EKanoo Racing can beat the Pro Import drag world record.
The car in question is a Toyota GT-86 – albeit in name alone.
Based on the team’s existing Camaro Pro Mod car, it’s a custom space frame with a composite body that superficially looks like the GT-86. The part that qualifies it as ‘import’ is the engine – a 2JZ straight-six turbo just like you’d find in a Toyota Supra, though by our calculations it’s throwing out somewhere around 2,000hp!
Astonishingly, this package accelerates from rest to a point 440 yards away in just 5.774 seconds, hitting 399km/h (248mph) – an average acceleration twice that of gravity. The previous record was also theirs – at 5.97 seconds.
Blink and you’ll miss it – but it’s a treat for the ears.
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