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Drag racer Jonathan Tiu sets 1/4-mile record anew at 8.8-seconds with Nissan GT-R

Drag racer Jonathan Tiu sets 1/4-mile record anew at 8.8-seconds with Nissan GT-R image

Text: Brent Co / Photos: Brent Co | posted February 23, 2014 16:54

Tiu breaks own record to further cement foothold on quickest car title

Drag racer Jonathan Tiu set a new 1/4-mile record at 8.806-seconds with his 'Tiunami 1' R35 Nissan GT-R on the 2nd round of the 2014 Philippine Drag Racing Championship Northern Series at the Clark International Speedway. With the new achievement, he further cements his foothold on the 'Quickest Car in the Philippines' and 'Quickest Nissan in the Philippines' titles.

Tiunami 1 Nissan GT-R

The 'Tiunami 1' Nissan GT-R is powered by a heavily modified VR38DETT engine tuned by AMS Performance to a 4.0-liter displacement producing 1,318 horsepower and 1,019 lbs-ft at the wheels. It is currently the most powerful and quickest Nissan GT-R in the Philippines.

Tiu recently broke the 8-second barrier at the Batangas Circuit on February 1 during the opening round of the 2014 Philippine Drag Racing Championship Southern Series. He piloted his car to an 8.957-second pass making him the first in the Philippines to set an 8-second quarter-mile time with his AMS Alpha 14 powered JCT-Blanche Racing Nissan GT-R.