The 2.7-mile-long Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds runway is one of many interesting places where speed lovers can have fun at. Various types of high-performance cars hit the track for the purpose of measuring top speed. Various impressive figures have been shown there by different performers, with the latest one coming from a tuned 2009 Nissan GT-R that breaks the 200-mph barrier.
We don’t know exactly what the owner has done to this GT-R; we only see the stunning results of the modification. The video mentions about how much output the car makes at the wheels, which is 1,100 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque. That output is pumped out by the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine lying under the sports coupe’s bonnet.
Starting the run rather slowly, the Nissan is having its tires overpowered by the feathered gas. The driver is doing this intentionally to let go of some important traction, before getting serious with acceleration after 60 mph. When the car is actually launched, it jumps to 90 mph very quickly, and then hitting 140 mph on its way to 215 mph or 214.224 mph to be precise.
We’re pretty sure the GT-R could have easily gone past 215 mph had the driver floored it a little longer. The video convinces us of that. The proving grounds are big, so there’s no reason the GT-R can’t slow down to a safe stop from its high speed due to limited room. No, it just hasn’t been pushed long enough to surpass that mark. It’s possible that the coupe’s top speed is actually higher than what we see in the video.