Drag racing in Japan may have taken a back seat to drifting and time attack, but it’s far from dead. Shops like Endless have been catering to the drag scene for decades and continue to come up with incredible builds like this 1200 HP BNR32 featured in this video by Luke Huxham. Coolest thing about this car is the fact that, despite packing over four times the original stock power, it’s still street legal and driven to and from the drag strip. Hit play to find out more…
-Dino Dalle Carbonare
Mike & Paul again from Yokohama, looking for a R32 GTR around 800hp, for drag racing and street use, if you have what we are looking for in Japan call Paul at 090-6508-7377 show use what you have!!
Your R32 is a pieces of Art, here in Yokohama we don't see many car like your, I just sold my R32 GTR, looking for something with 700/800ps under the hood, good luck. Mike & Paul.
If you have anything for sale that looks like your R32 let us know at 090-6508-7377 Paul speaks Japanese, been drag racing on the street in Yokohama for 20 years......................End Dam it's a good looking car!!!!!!!!
If this beast ever has a video going Wide Open Throttle please post it, as I am sure many would want to see...me included lol
Following the links in the following page (from my blog) you can see my BNR34 shipped to Endless-r, from Italy, some years ago :).
Their slogan is 'steal a person's heart'. That's one of the best possible goals to have when operating a performance shop. Amazing build!!!
You gotta be kidding! All it needs are stuffed puppy dogs and perfumed pine trees to go with the music. I thought this was about cars. 1200HP? Why doesn't he prove it? How About Some Action! It was endless all right, still waiting to see some smoke.....
How is this street legal? I mean sure Japan is slightly more lenient with their smog regulations, but seriously this is street legal?!
Awesome video, but definitely missing an epic brain to the back of skull launch from the cockpit view at the end.
Nice, would love to see an onboard shot of it with a camera on the speed to 200mph. Sick car, been a fan of Endless for a long time. They've really been around for a while, great cars.
Although I don't fully understand your comment I will attempt to answer it. This was a customers car and the customer was not present so doing driving shots was very limited. I don't know to many well known Japanese shops with huge reputations that take out their customers cars for top speed runs on the small public street during peak hour traffic with children finishing school around the area.
I liked the music selection and thought it worked very nicely with the cinematography style. Notice how the song builds up just right when he got into the car.Not every car video has to be smoke and burn-outs. My favorite car video I've ever seen is when Depth of Speed visited JDM legends and they used the song "Twice" in the background. (that single video took the Hakosuka Skyline from a car that I had seen a picture of once, and then launched it to the #1 slot on my automotive bucket list). Then again I'm an audio designer, so I appreciate it when people put a little extra design work into these types of videos to help create a different feeling or atmosphere.
@Brad_S It's got plates and is driven on the street lol so yeah legal
@ClaytonPayton High octane pump gas (100 octane). Available at regular gas stations in Japan.
@ClaytonPayton Pump gas
@speedhunters_dino So I can put 1200hp into a car and put plates and not get issues in cali? Sounds to good to be true
@JDMized whoa, i didn't know japan had 100 octane at regular stations. that's crazy.
@d3c0y Yeah! I've never been that let down by a video of a 1200hp GT-R!
@MannyManiac well in Cali, you have to run the factory ECU and any modifications (chip, cams, headers ect) have to be certified by the California Air Resource Board (CARB). getting a part certified costs upwards of $40,000, so many small time manufactures can not pursue the certifications. Modifications must not cause the emissions of the car to be out of requirements. If the car is 1975 and older, then it is exempt from emissions tests.
@Drk14 @Brad_S @speedhunters_dino Yep. And in Florida there isn't even any emissions testing anymore. The rate of violators is really so low it doesn't justify the expense of testing. There is a law that vehicles operating on the road may not have excessive smoke, flames, oil etc. from the tailpipe. I've yet to see someone get a citation for that. If you go to an old school car show in Daytona or Fort Lauderdale don't be surprised to see a street driven Olds Cutlass or 5 blown to high heaven. In any case, that monster probably doesn't run the race ECU map on the street. You can bet that if it were in California there'd be a setting that would pass any emissions test there
@Brad_S japan doesn't have the same emissions laws as cali, nor is their system of road vehicle registration the same as cali, so you can't really make a fair conclusion. japan has a number of ways to register special vehicles for road use, that we in cali simply do not.