This Is The GT-R-Powered Nissan Patrol That Smashed Richard Hammond In A Porsche 918

The Grand Tour’s first season was full of highlights and according to some, a few too many lowlights. Whatever your thoughts on the show are, there’s probably one particular scene which stands out; Richard Hammond drag racing a Porsche 918 Spyder against a Nissan Patrol.

In the race, the unassuming Patrol somehow managed to absolutely demolish the 887 hp hybrid hypercar and now we know why. It is an extensively modified Nissan GT-R with a Patrol body.

The crew at 1320 Video recently took a trip to Dubai to check out this insane Patrol and the work that has gone into making it as fast as it is is extremely impressive.

Beneath the skin, it features a full Nissan GT-R VR38 drivetrain but the engine has been stroked out to 4.1-liters by T1 Racing Development. The engine then includes numerous internal modifications to lift power to 1900 hp at the wheels. What’s more, the Patrol also features a modified GT-R transmission as well as the hubs, carbon ceramic brakes, axles and rear subframe of Godzilla.

What’s more, even the interior is lifted straight from a GT-R and includes the familiar gauge cluster, steering wheel and center console.

Once upon a time, this Patrol was the ultimate sleeper. However, since its appearance on The Grand Tour, it has become one of the most recognizable Patrol’s on the planet.


  • It’s so crazy it might work . . . and it does

  • annon

    ridiculousness 🙂

  • Cobrajet

    I thought it had a modified stock TB48 straight six, I read in a forum that tremendous amounts of power is extracted from these engines by UAE tuners.

Mark Webber Gives New Porsche 911 Carrera S Seal Of Approval

Former F1 driver Mark Webber took the latest Porsche 911 Carrera S for a spin down under.

Lewis Hamilton Wants To Be Challenged Consistently By Verstappen And Leclerc

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is looking forward to a proper title battle between himself, Verstappen and Leclerc.

2020 Mini JCW GP Got A Tan In California Over The Weekend

The JCW GP was part of Mini’s 60th anniversary celebrations, alongside the Cooper SE and other cars.

Ferrari To Expand GT Range But Won’t Chase Porsche Volume

Ferrari thinks 40% of sales could be due to Grand Touring models by the year 2022.

New Mercedes-AMG A45, CLA 45 Set New Pricing Heights For Compact Cars

The base A45 hatch starts at €56k, while the CLA 45 S Shooting Brake is the priciest of the bunch, at a whopping €66k.

Fiat Is Readying An Expanded Family Of New ‘500’ Models

Fiat won’t be bothered with large cars and intends its future models to be between 3.5 and 4.5 meters in length.

Mercedes-Benz A250e And B250e Plug-In Hybrids Are On Deck

Order books have opened for the A-Class hatchback and sedan, while the B-Class will launch in a few weeks.

2020 Nissan Juke Is Such A Tease, Debuts September 3 (Updated)

Nissan’s funky crossover is growing up for its all-new second-generation that’s coming this fall.

Hardcore 2020 BMW M2 CS To Debut At LA Auto Show In November?

The M2 CS will reportedly pump out 444 HP and, thanks to the use of carbon fiber, also be lighter than the Competition.

James Bond’s Original Aston Martin DB5 Sells For $6,385,000

Pre-auction estimates indicated the gadget-filled DB5 would go for between $ 4 million and $6 million. It exceeded them.