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Video: Nissan Patrol with GT-R power smokes Porsche 918

A clip from an episode of The Grand Tour featuring a drag race between a Porsche 918 and Nissan Patrol has hit the web – a pretty clear cut victory you would think.

Not so, it would seem. The Middle East is a haven of modified Nissan Patrols. Long time readers of PD would notice we have previously featured a 1000kW (1MW) Patrol based on the 4.8-litre straight-six motor. It is good for 308km/h.

This one featured in a stunt with Richard Hammond utilises the VR35DETT found in the R35 GT-R as a basis and whips up over 1900hp (1416kW), thanks to F Performance Garage in Dubai. This helps it eclipse the black beauty we featured earlier with a top speed of 329km/h.

Other modifications include semi-slick tyres, gigantic brakes, GT-R-spec bonnet and functional vents, plus launch control from that donor vehicle.

The Porsche 918 itself is no slouch, with 0-100km/h times coming in less than 3.0 seconds, so for it to leave that car for dead is no mean feat. Thus it has earned the internet moniker ‘918 Killer’.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.