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World’s quickest Skyline GT-R – 6.93@203mph

By Aiden Taylor, 09 Jul 2018 Drag Racing

Maatouks Racing are first into the sixes with their R32 Skyline GT-R

World’s quickest Skyline GT-R – 6.93@203mph

THE battle for the world’s quickest Nissan Skyline GT-R has really been heating up recently, and Sydney Dragway has been ground zero. Two workshops, Maatouks Racing and Croydon Racing Developments, have been at it with their respective RB-powered R32 GT-Rs for the past few months and getting ever-closer to running the magical six-second quarter-mile.

Last weekend Maatouks did it, running a 6.93@203mph, smashing into the six-second bracket for the very first time. The previous record, also held by Maatouks with its KING32 street car, was a 7.007@199mph, knocking Croydon Racing Developments’s JUN II off the pedestal just a few weeks after the latter set its 7.28@189mph record.

Nissan GT-R powered LX Torana hatch

Maatouks cracked the six-second barrier with its R32 GT-R race car, METRO, which is now the quickest and fastest Skyline GT-R in the world (not to be confused with the quickest GT-R; that would belong to the “Panda” Alpha Logic R35 GT-R). Maatouks’ race car runs a similar 1800hp RB30/26 3.2-litre stroker set-up as KING32, but is around 250kg lighter. Backing the RB donk is a TH400 auto that sends drive to 275 radial tyres at all four corners, giving it immense traction out of the hole.

World's first six-second GT-R, AMS ALPHA G

Maatouks is now just a couple of tenths off the all-time GT-R quarter-mile world record, which currently sits at 6.789 @ 222mph, set by Rob Harper and the Alpha Logic GT-R in Bahrain. At the same meet the Croydon Racing Development boys went 7.26 @ 193mph. It’ll be interesting to see if the Maatouks boys can go even quicker or if Croydon Racing Developments can reclaim the record in the future. Game on!

JUN II becomes first street Skyline GT-R in the sixes!