Lease Locators' 223-MPH GT-R Busts 8.3 Quarter Mile, Beats 8.0 Talon

Write Up by Rick Jensen (Turboguy). Video courtesy of ThatRacingChannel.

Lease Locators Racing’s insanely powerful GT-R ran a stunning, 223.88-mph half-mile at SS3—got that saved onto your speed-addled hard drive? Good, because there’s more. It looks like LLR has taken a page from AMS’ book of all-around GT-R badassery and decided to go whip some butt on the quarter mile too.

It all went down a couple weeks after SS3, at Maryland International Raceway. Seems that the half-mile-spec GT-R wanted a piece of Jeff Bush’s 1G Talon drag car. Both are LLR machines, and both are 7-second capable—so it came down to how good Austin Oakes and Jeff Bush were behind the wheel.

When the tree came down, the GT-R got a 3-tenths jump on the Talon at the light. A good thing too, as it only took the screamin’ Talon a few hundred feet to storm back and pass the GT-R!

But the GT-R’s top-end power couldn’t be denied and it finally reeled in the Talon for good. Even though Bush’s Talon had a quicker 8.07 ET at 170 mph, its lazy reaction time gave the GT-R the win with an 8.32 at 179 mph!

Now that the LLR GT-R has proven it can do anything, next on the list is to end the world’s wars, implement a 10-hour work week and stop your girlfriend from yapping during football. The GT-R is reportedly sweating about that last one…

What’s the most impressive part of LLR’s GT-R: the 223-mph top speed or the 8-second quarter-mile? Yap at us below.


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Rick Jensen (Turboguy)

Rick's a Turbo Buick and EFI GM nut who was born in Nebraska, then reborn on the mean streets of Queens, NYC. Spent high school and college wrenching and racing before moving to NYC and spending 13 years as the editor-in-chief, editor, and writer for some of America's best automotive magazines, websites, and ad agencies. Favorite moments include running low 10s in my Turbo Buick, Exposing GM's weak-assed early CTS-V drivetrains, road racing Corvettes and Camaros, and doing high-boost launches to make my kid laugh.
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