Nissan GT-R Owner Does The Unthinkable, Drives To Everest Base Camp

One brave soul from Singapore is the first person to drive any kind of supercar to the base camp of Mount Everest after completing the trek in his modified Nissan GT-R.

The ambitious explorer, Kah Chuan Hoong, posted a selection of images of his incredible journey on his Facebook page, perfectly highlighting the treacherous roads he had to navigate to reach Everest’s base camp, located at 5,380 m above sea level.

Hoong’s journey commenced in Singapore and saw him trek across to Nepal in what appears to be a relatively stock GT-R. The only obvious modifications is its increased ride height and the fitment of a custom front bumper that allows for improved clearance, something particularly useful on some of the difficult roads and water crossings.

Perhaps the most amazing thing about this journey is that Gozilla was actually able to survive at such dizzying heights. As enthusiasts know, altitude has a massive impact on the efficiency of an internal combustion engine as the density of the air decreases.

Hoong says that he will drive the car all the way back to Singapore, passing through China, Thailand and Malaysia.

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  • BqWsRe

    Well, that just ruined my cultured view of Nepal. Only a douchebag GT-R owner would do that.

    Do we really need to see ugly, plastic, overpriced sports cars like the GT-R overwhelming the sacred mountains and culture of the region?

    • Akira

      Wow did a GTR owner steal your girlfriend or something?

      • T_Cake

        Worse. He caught her in bed with an actual GT-R. You wouldn’t believe it…

    • Shobin Drogan

      i wanted to tell you how retarded you sound but then I noticed you thumb your own comment up so that’s pretty much self explanatory…

    • badcyclist

      It would have been nice if he had driven a pickup, to take out some of the tons of trash that climbers have left on the mountain over the past fifty years.

    • Status

      Do you need to keep upvoting your own comments? Are you that insecure?

    • Ary Wisesa

      Regardless of what you said about GT-R, it’s still one of the best supercars on the planet with “relatively affordable” price. I said “relatively affordable” because it’s cheaper only when compared with other supercars that ask for much higher dollars like Audi R8, Lexus LFA, Lambo Huracan, etc. But in reality, for me it’s still very expensive. LOL…. Yet still, someday when I have enough money, I will buy it. It’s certainly awesome machine.

    • Random stranger

      Are you sure that these mountains are sacred? There are tons and tons of climbers for around the world in that region you know..

  • europeon

    > Perhaps the most amazing thing about this journey is that Gozilla was
    actually able to survive at such dizzying heights. As enthusiasts know, altitude has a massive impact on the efficiency of an internal combustion engine as the density of the air decreases.

    Hey, do you know that propeller powered internal combustion airplanes can go even higher survive at even higher altitudes? MINDFUCK!

    • BGM

      At its highest reach it probably had the horsepower of a weed whacker 🙂

  • whats so unthinkable about driving a car on roads?
    And, no crappy fake photoshop cars in this story? you fail carscpoops

  • Craig

    Now that’s MY idea of a fun road trip!

  • Six_Tymes

    very cool. love the pictures.

  • Kannag Don Amenra

    What a lucky guy. I’m going to do such a trip in a few years in an A6 Allroad, E Class All Terrain or a Volvo Cross Country.

    • BGM

      Let me know if you need a co-driver friend…

    • Ary Wisesa

      Wow we have similar thought. Only mine would be a trip across biggest islands in Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Celebes, and Papua). You might as well consider coming to our country, it’s beautiful. 🙂

  • Vassilis

    Very, very nice!

  • Bob White

    Which proves that the roads are now good enough to drive virtually any car to base camp. That blew my bubble about base camp being very isolated.

  • Tan

    I drove to Thailand bangkok in 20hrs and then went another 500 km to Phu tap boek and this guy drove to Mount Everest!

    I challenge this guy to drive to Russia ! Lol

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