1,300-HP Nissan Altima shows 1,000-HP Dodge Charger who’s boss

14-05-2021 17:30
Nissan’s simple and unassuming Altima sedan is almost as far as it gets from a real sports car, but Chris Forsberg – a winning racer of the Formula Drift series – decided to crush that preconception.

Nissan’s simple and unassuming Altima sedan is almost as far as it gets from a real sports car, but Chris Forsberg – a winning racer of the Formula Drift series – decided to crush that preconception.

He took a completely normal Altima and fitted it with a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 taken straight out of a Nissan GT-R. After a plethora of extensive modifications probably involving black magic somewhere down the line, he succeeded in getting it to 2,000 horsepower (1,500 kilowatts). Having built the drift car of his dreams, he dialed it down to 1,300 hp (969 kW) for drag racing.

In the video here, the ultimate Altima goes up against a purebred drag strip king, a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat armed with dual turbos instead of its usual supercharger and capable of 1,050 hp (783 kW).

Unfortunately for the Dodge, its curb weight of 2+ metric tons (4,600 lbs) handicaps it quite a bit compared to the Nissan, which benefits from a lightweight tube-frame chassis and weighs in at 1,438 kg (3,170 lbs).

The competition included two standing races and one rolling race. Do you think the Dodge stood a chance in any?

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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