Part one – How fast can a 2,000 HP Nissan GT-R go over one mile? [Video]

Right from the factory, the Nissan GT-R is a beast of a car. It’s nickname is “Godzilla.”

It’s one of the quickest cars in the world, with its twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter V6 pumping out 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque.

As good a car as it is stock, the folks at Pikes Peak Racing took the car more than a few steps forward. With the help of T1, they got their GT-R tuned to a claimed 2,000 horsepower at the crank, or about 1,700 horsepower at the wheels. That’s more than a Bugatti Chiron.

To do that, they stroked the engine out to 4.1 liters, added twin Precision ball-bearing turbos, the largest air-to-air intercooler that can be put into a GT-R and dual injectors per cylinder spraying race fuel. The transmission is built by PPR, and they didn’t give any details as they consider it to be their “secret sauce” for their GT-R

Nissan GT-R

The best thing about PPR’s Nissan is how normal it looks. From the front, it just looks like a mildly customized GT-R. But the long rear wing that hides a parachute is the first tip-off that this car is something special.

They aren’t just doing this for fun, though. They’re entering the Colorado Mile, a one-mile speed contest held at Front Range Airport in Watkins, Colorado from September 2nd to 4th, 2016. This car actually won last year, with a speed of 246.1 mph, which was a U.S. one-mile record for GT-Rs.

However, that record was beaten by a car in Texas that did 255 mph. That car will be at the Colorado Mile, too, so the Pikes Peak guys are looking to win back their record from the ones who took it away from them.

Check out the full video above, and stay tuned to TFLcar for more updates from the Colorado Mile. TFL will be there with the long-term 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, as our pro driver Paul Gerrard will try to hit 200 mph.