Radical Overkill Or Just Enough: This Sorted R32 Skyline Takes On The Most Fearsome Time-Attack Corvette Around


Radical Overkill Or Just Enough: This Sorted R32 Skyline Takes On The Most Fearsome Time-Attack Corvette Around

I love racing match-ups like this, where the obvious answer might not always be right. On the surface, a street-oriented Nissan Skyline GT-R going up against the monster that is Feras Qartoumy’s time-attack built Corvette seems like an open-and-shut case: hand the trophy to the car that recently lapped Road America in a blistering 2:04.877…that’s on-par with a Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GT LeMans machine and a Trans Am racer. What started life as a Z06 Corvette is now a beast that is spent all of 2021 racking up record after freaking record. It might look like a cross between somebody’s Kaido racer¬†nightmare and a Pikes Peak Unlimited-class racer, but everything that you see on the car exists solely to make it faster.

Then…a 600-horsepower Skyline. Look, I get the fascination with these cars. I drove one. The acceleration potential, even in a mild build, is startling and 600 horsepower is nothing to sneeze at. The R32 is no slouch…there’s a reason why fans were bypassing import laws to get these cars into the country before their 25-year waiting period was up. They will hook and book, emphasis strongly on “hook”.

So, on the surface, when it comes to a drag race, the Corvette should, by all rights, stomp Godzilla down each and every time, right? Maybe. There’s a 300-horsepower deficit that isn’t easy to swallow. But does a ton of torque in a Corvette wearing every possible aero trick in the book mean that the all-wheel-drive legend has a chance to win based on a holeshot? Hit play below to see the results of this pairing!


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4 thoughts on “Radical Overkill Or Just Enough: This Sorted R32 Skyline Takes On The Most Fearsome Time-Attack Corvette Around

  1. Bryan Sumner

    Wow!!!
    This car is just something! Unreal cool video as well.
    To be honest it was hard for me to understand how they can be compared, but after the video all questions fell away by themselves.

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