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Video: a 2,500bhp Nissan Patrol hitting 206mph
Watch a blocky Nissan SUV go so fast the doors literally fall off
Last year, we showed you a car that Toyota dubbed the Land Speed Cruiser. It was a Toyota Land Cruiser (yep, that farmyard favourite) with 2,000bhp and target top speed of 220mph. Now, Toyota is yet to inform us how it’s getting on with that target speed normally only reserved for exotica starting with the words ‘McLaren’, ‘Bugatti’ or ‘Koenigsegg’, but an equally brick-shaped and well-loved 4x4 has already cracked the double tonne.
It’s a twin-turbo 2500bhp Nissan Patrol hailing from the Middle East (obvs) and is blimmin’ frightening and flippin’ fast. This isn’t a super-slippery Nissan Patrol silhouette dripped over a drag chassis, it’s a normal Patrol – stripped out – wearing lots of mechanicals that make big horsepower.
In the video above, you see it first on a dyno making lots of physics happen in a very small space. With the throttle pinned, the whole thing hunkers down creating more energy than our tiny brains can compute before lifting off the throttle and belching what looks like the centre of the earth out of its verticle stack exhaust.
It then heads to the strip, where a rather brave chap with a very enthusiastic gear shift action (which you can’t blame him for considering he’s basically doing a horizontal shuttle launch in a family 4x4) fires it off the line and to 206.9mph in the space of a mile. So fast the passenger door literally falls off. Unbelievable stuff, and more proof that horsepower makes literally anything possible.
Check it out for yourself above. But be aware there’s a small sweary word, so don’t if that kind of thing offends you.