Can an LS-Turbo AWD Silverado Beat a 2000 Horsepower Nissan GT-R?

When it comes to a head’s up drag racing for big cash, you can’t fault anyone for showing up with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) machine to help them get out of the hole quick. In the case of a recent showdown between a Nissan GT-R and a Chevrolet Silverado, both vehicles were rocking the all-wheel-drive setup to get traction. And both vehicles were making some serious horsepower.

The Nissan GT-R arrived with a claimed 2000+ horsepower to run against an all-wheel-drive LS-turbo Chevrolet Silverado. The Chevy truck, nicknamed “Lady Bug,” rocked a Texas license plate that said “GTR KLR.” Arizona’s Paul Coggeshall, who owns the heavily modified GT-R, didn’t take kindly to the license plate and over the Internet challenged Lady Bug’s owner, Texas’s Miguel Perez, to a battle. The two agreed to bring $5,000 cash each and let it all go down in San Antonio, Texas.

If you haven’t already, watch the video from Salinas Photography to see who walks away with a cool $10,000. We don’t want to spoil the outcome.

When the race began both vehicles left the line hard, but the Lady Bug was able to get the jump with the GTR in hot pursuit. Amazingly the Silverado smoked the front tires all the way down the track, and somehow still went straight. With the GTR reeling in the Chevy at about half-track, something happened to the car as it nosed over. This malfunction cost the GTR the race and some serious cash. It would have been a race to the finish if the Nissan hadn’t broken even with the AWD Chevrolet lighting up the tires. One thing is for sure, don’t ever count out a Texas truck.

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Rob Krider

Rob Krider’s mantra is “Race Anything, Win Everything” and is a multi-champion driver who currently competes in the NASA Honda Challenge series.
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