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More Spec-M Spy Photos, and a GT-R v. Datsun drag race that will shock and awe

The 2012 Nissan GT-R Spec M is being seen by everyone now, it seems! I’m half expecting to spy on at my local grocery store this week! Of course, the actual likelihood of that happening is slim to none, as there are so many different grocery stores in my city it’s doubtful the GT-R Spec M driver would choose to shop at mine. All jokes aside, here’s more spy photography of the 2012 Spec M in all of its beautiful Godzilla glory. The vehicle really does look fantastic. I think Nissan has gone an exceptional route with the small stylistic changes they’ve provided the already beautiful GT-R.

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Now, for the drag race no one saw coming. What would you think if I told you that a Nissan GT-R and a 1972 Datsun 1200 were going to race? You’d laugh at the thought of the Datsun slowly pushing through the smoke left in the GT-R’s wake, right? What if I then told you that the Datsun was an all electric modification? More humor. What if, I then told you that the Datsun wins?
I hate showing GT-Rs losing (and thankfully, those videos are so few and far between that I never really have to) but this one is too cool to pass up. Of course, the ’72 Datsun 1200 in question (affectionately called White Zombie) is no normal Datsun. This 1200 runs off an all electric drive-train which delivers an immediate 772 pounds of torque. That’s right, 772 pounds of torque delivered to all 4 wheels the second the accelerator is hit. That power makes this Datsun the fastest electric car on Earth. This incredible vehicle uses a cavalcade of batteries to power the vehicle for as much as 100 miles of driving, or if you’re more interested in speed than conservation, 1/4 mile of all-out hauling ass. The EV Datsun 1200 hits 0-60 in 1.8 seconds and finishes a 1/4 mile run at a very very respectable 10.4 seconds. Not even the monster that is Godzilla can top this thing. The stats are impressive, but it’s even more fun to watch. If you don’t get a sick laugh watching a ’72 Datsun 1200 run a 10 second 1/4 mile, you probably don’t have a car-loving soul.


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  1. Do you mind if I quote you post More Spec-M Spy Photos, and a GT-R v. Datsun drag race that … on my blog if I link back to this page?

  2. Just a correction on the Datsun’s stats;1) It’s not all wheel drive.It delivers its power through a street/strip set-up to the rear.Its two electric motors are connected directly to the rear through an aluminum drive shaft…no tranny needed!!2) Its torque specs are actually an estimated 1,250 ft.-lbs @ 0-5000 rpm with about 500 continuous hp..that’s continuous hp not peak,net or bhp!He also only weighs ~2300lbs.Look it up at

  3. Thanks for the correction on that info. I hadn’t found the website and was, sadly, having to get my information through a secondary source.
    Those performance stats are even more impressive than I had expected, too. That is one incredible vehicle.

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